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African American Studies Collection Development Policy

African American Studies
Librarian Liaison:Sharon Johnson
Faculty Representative:Dwonna Goldstone

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: Desired level is C=Study

Purpose and program description: The collection supports the African American Studies minor and The African American Cultural Center by collecting African-Centered, Pan-Africanist, interdisciplinary materials as well as materials which document and enhance the knowledge of the African and African American experience.

  • Accrediting body: N/A
  • Degrees offered/majors or areas of specialization: Minor

Collection Development Plan

  • Targeted areas: Africana Women's Studies; Research reports and studies focusing on Africana History, religion, sociology, politics, psychology, economics, the Arts, education

General Collection Guidelines:

Languages: English

Chronological Guidelines:

Dates of Publication: no limitations

Geographical Areas: Africa United States

Noted Publishers: Africa World Press ; Third World Press

Review Sources: Books in Print; Black Issues Book Review; QBR

Material Formats Collected: monographs and videos

Material Formats Excluded: workbooks, textbooks, 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:

  • Afro-Americans (E184.5-185.98)
  • Status and development since emancipation (E185.2-185.89
  • Biography. Genealogy (E185.96-185.98)

Related Subject Areas: All other subject areas. Use Afro-Americans followed by the subject in the online catalog anywhere keyword textbox:. ex: Afro-Americans -- Education

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs:

Other Considerations:

Date Prepared: 5/2003; Last Updated: 8/2013