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Art Collection Development Policy

Art Department (College of Arts & Letters)
Librarian Liaison: Gina Garber
Faculty Representative: Dr. Tamara Smithers

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: Desired level is C=Study

Purpose/ program description: Provide an emphasized liberal arts background, and an artistic/intellectual foundation suited for becoming professional artists/designers, or applicable as a basis for success in other professions. Provide non-major undergraduate students introductory art experiences as part of the general education core.

  • Accrediting body: National Association of Schools of Art Design (NASAD)
  • Degrees offered/majors or areas of specialization: B.A. or B.F.A.. B.A. offered in Studio Art or Studio Art Education. B.F.A. offered in Graphic Design or Studio Art.

Collection Development Plan

Targeted Areas: Book Arts, Drawing, Illustration, Sculpture, Pottery/ceramics, Photography, Contemporary art.

General Collection Guidelines

Languages: English

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

Dates of Publication: 2006-

Geographical Areas: World

Noted Publishers: Art Institute of Chicago; World Wide Books ; CAA Listing

Reviews: H-net online reviews; Books in Print ; CAA Reviews;

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: (N1-NX820)

  • Visual Arts (N1-9165)
  • Architecture (NA190-0425)
  • Sculpture NB
  • Drawing, design, illustrations (NC997-1855)
  • Painting (ND1290-3416)
  • Print Media (NE1-NE2890)
  • Decorative Arts, Applied Arts, Decoration and ornament (NK1135-NK9955)
  • Arts in General (NX654-NX820)

Related Subject Areas: Photography (TR1-1050); Advertising (HF5801-61820)

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs: Center for Creative Arts, Artists in the Schools

Other Considerations:

Date Prepared: 2006; Last Updated: 11/2013