Journalism and Communication Studies Print Books Ready for Faculty Review

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 - 2:20 pmrenovations

The Journalism and Communication Studies print books are located in the Library in the following sections:

Approximately 400 print titles have been… Read More

Sociology Titles for Review

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 - 10:36 amrightsizing

A list of sociology books (and related fields) identified for removal is available here:

The spreadsheet is… Read More

First Half of Call Number 'P' Ready with Pink Dots for Review by Faculty

Thursday, Nov 28, 2019 - 12:58 pmrightsizing

The call number range P –> PR 251. M36 contains about 20,000 titles and approximately 1,700 have been carefully chosen for removal from the collection by Librarians Joan Morrison (English, Linguistics, Languages), Ron Rooth (Theatre Arts and Production), Valla McLean (History and Classics), and Eva Revitt (Journalism and Communication Studies).

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Philosophy Books Available For Review

Thursday, Nov 28, 2019 - 9:44 amrightsizing

Philosophy books pulled for deselection can be viewed in the archives reading room until December 9th. For an appointment contact Valla - 3663.

Political science print books ready for faculty review

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 - 2:53 pmrenovations

The Political Science books are located in the "J to JZ" section of the library. This section contains 7437 print titles. Approximately 900 titles have beed identified for removal from the collection. Targeted titles have a bright pink dot on the spine: damaged books, older editions, and multiple copies are primary candidates. Others include dictionaries and government handbooks, as many are… Read More

Nursing Materials to be Removed from Collection

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 - 8:44 amrightsizing

Some Nursing materials, primarily textbooks, have been identified for removal from the library collection based on the following criteria: older editions, multiple copies, significantly outdated clinical practice information, and poor condition.

If you would like to review these items, please contact Jody Nelson by November 8th.
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Have your say!

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 - 5:58 pmrightsizing
62 percent of the book collection has not circulated in 5 years

With the need to reduce the size of our stacks, the Library needs the help of faculty.

What does faculty involvement look like?

Faculty will be hearing from their subject liaison librarian. You may be asked to review spreadsheets or check carts of books.

What do our timelines look like?

We will be weeding the collection… Read More

Rightsizing the Library Collection

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 - 5:49 pmrightsizing
Stacks on the third floor of the John L. Haar Library

In preparation for Phase 1 on the renovation of the John L. Haar Library we will need to reduce the size of the print collection by approximately 25,500 volumes (or 10 percent). Print books, DVDs and bound journals will be removed based on several factors, including condition, age, disciplinary emphasis on physical monographs, relevance to the curriculum, and past use. Librarians will be… Read More

Library Renovations: The planning has started

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 - 3:36 pmrenovations
Library Renovations

This past year a study for the renovation and expansion of the John L. Haar Library was developed through an iterative and collaborative process with Facilities Management and Operations, University LIbrary staff, students, partners and other stakeholders through a series of workshops and "pop-up" events on campus.

Many issues and concerns were identified, from needing more bookable… Read More