Collection Development Policy

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Women's  Studies

Women's Studies
Librarian :  Elaine Berg
Faculty Representative: Dr. Jill Eichhorn

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level:     desired level is C= Study

Purpose/program description:     Library collection  supports an interdisciplinary study of women's social and cultural history .  The Library collection supports interdisciplinary research and study in the program, and offers materials to other disciplines for research on women. 

  • Accrediting body: N/A
  • Degrees:   18-hour minor

Collection Development Plan

  • Targeted Areas: primary documents, histories and cultural criticism to support concentrated study in two areas where new courses are being developed: women and film and gender and science.  In addition the funds will be used to acquire films for a newly establish Feminist Film Series each semester.

General Collection Guidelines:

Languages: English  

Chronological Guidelines:    Pre1900-present   

Dates of Publication: 2006-

Geographical Areas:  Concentration in U=United States.

Noted Publishers:    ACRL Core lists; Sage ; women make movies ; ; Aunt Lute Books

Reviews:  Books in Print ;H-Net Reviews; Feminist Academic Press Column

Material Formats Collected: monographs  & videos

Material Formats Excluded:   workbooks and consumables, review copies, computer software, instructional software,  books on CD or tape (library storage/operational constraints)

Other General Considerations:   

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses:    

LC Subject Subdivisions:   

  • The Family. Marriage. Women (HQ1-2044)

Related Subject Areas:    Sociology, History

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs:   

Other Considerations:


Date Prepared: 1/2006; Last Updated 8/2013