Collection Development Policy

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Allied Health Sciences

Allied Health Sciences (College of Science & Mathematics)
Librarian Liaison: Philenese Slaughter
Faculty Representative: Dr. Eleanor Jator

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: present level D=basic, desired level C=study

Purpose and program description: The collection supports lower and upper division curriculum as well as graduate level courses. The department offers courses for medical laboratory science, radiologic technology, radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, and sonography.

  • Accrediting bodies: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

  • Degree offered: B.S.

Collection Development Plan

  • Targeted areas: medical laboratory science, radiologic technology, radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, sonography

General Collection Guidelines:

Languages: English

Chronological Guidelines: A=pre-1900, B:1900-1960;C=1961 -present

Dates of Publication: 2011-

Geographical Areas: U=United States & N=North America focus

Noted Publishers: Springer, Harcourt, Elsevier, Saunders, Mosby, Churchill Livingstone, Butterworth-Heinemann, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Reviews: Books in Print

Material Formats Collected: monographs and 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: (R, RA, RB, RC, RM)

  • Clinical pathology, laboratory technique (RB37-56.5)
  • Medical physics, medical radiology, nuclear medicine (R895-920)
  • Radiography (RC71-78.7)
  • Radiation therapy (RM847-862)
  • Medical technology, biomedical engineering, instrumentation (includes sonography) (R855-857)
  • Clinical Chemistry (RB40)
  • Hematology (RC633-647.5)

Related Subject Areas: Biology, clinical chemistry, nursing, health & human performance

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs:

Other Considerations:


Date Prepared: 9/2010; Last Updated 11/2013