Collection Development Task
The Task Force on Collection Development met
briefly in Orlando in July to review progress on our initial charge, add some
new responsibilities, make assignments, and establish timelines. Here is what
we hope to complete by the 2003 annual meeting:
- Identify and evaluate commonly used tools for selections;
- Identify and evaluate tools for collection evaluation (especially important
in the wake of the cessation of AALS Recommended Law Books & RLG conspectus);
- Develop a bibliography on collection development organizational structures;
- Examine organizational structures used in law libraries;
- Fill in the rest of the survey started in spring 2002 to identify the individual
in each law library who has primary responsibility for collection development
- Develop a training outline for new collection development librarians; and
- Consider methods of making this material widely available to academic law
librarians, e.g., via a link on the ALL-SIS website or some other method.
We will be using various methods of collecting this information, including
formal and informal surveys of our colleagues. We welcome your feedback on any
of the above items. Tell us what you know or what you need to know!
Task Force members are Margie Axtmann (Chair), Pam Deemer, Shaun Esposito,
Richard Humphreys, Anne Klinefelter, Doug Lind, Marguerite Most, and Sally Wise.