Collection Development Policy

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Languages & Literature

Languages & Literature Department   (College of Arts & Letters)  
Librarian Liaison: Elaine Berg 
Faculty Representative:
Dr. Norbert Puszkar

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level:   C=Study level 

Purpose/ program description: Supports majors in  English and foreign languages, minors and general core education program.  Also supports a graduate program as well as licensure for teaching in Tennessee secondary schools.

  • Accrediting body:    
  • Degrees offered/majors or areas of specialization:  B.A., B.S.,  M.A.

Collection Development Plan

  • Targeted Areas:  Eighteenth-Century British Literature, British Romanticism, and new program in German studies. (Budget split 80/20.  Eighty percent divided equally and 20%  towards targeted areas)

General Collection Guidelines

Languages: English

Chronological Guidelines:  All

Dates of Publication: 2000-

Geographical Areas:   W= world with emphasis on  North American and Western Europe.

Noted Publishers:  Cambridge University Press ;Princeton University Press; Blackwell's; AcqWeb

Reviews:    Books In Print; AcqWeb

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: New programs in Spanish education specialty for M.A.Ed., new Spanish major, new minors in Greek, Latin, Classical Civilizations and languages.   

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses:   

LC Subject Subdivisions:   

  •  Philology & Linguistics (P1-1091)
  •  Classical Languages & Literature (PA1-8595)
  • Modern European Languages (PB1-3029)
  • Romanic (PC1-5498)
  • Germanic (PD1-7159)
  • English (PE1-3729)
  • West Germanic (PF1-5999)
  • Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages (PG1-9665)
  • Uralic. Basque (PH1-5490)
  • Oriental Philology & Literature (PJ1-9500)
  • Indo-Iranian Languages & Literature (Pk1-9601)
  • Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania (PL1-8844)
  • Hyperborean, Indian and artificial languages (PM1-9021)
  • Literature (PN1-6790)
  • French Literature (PQ1-3999)
  • English Literature (PR)
  • American Literature (PS)
  • German Literature (PT)
  • Fiction and juvenile literature (PZ)

 Related Subject Areas:    Communication/Theatre

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs:   

Other Considerations:

May consider retrospective purchases as needed

Date Prepared: 9/2005; Last Updated 8/2013