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Collection Development & Management Policies: Welcome

Welcome

The primary goal of collection development and management is to ensure that the information resource needs of the faculty, students and staff at the University of Limerick are met.  Formats may be print or electronic, with an number of resources now available in electronic format and accessible to university faculty, students and staff anywhere with internet access.

The needs of the university are met by the general collection and by the reference collection.  As a university library, within the constraints of budget, space, equipment, availability of materials, and bibliographic access, selection decisions are made to offer as deep and broad a collection as possible in all formats, while adhering to the general Collection Development and Management Policy 2011. 

In addition to the library's general collection, the Special Collections Dept., managed by Ken Bergin, houses antiquarian book collections, print, philatelic and numismatics collections and, over 30 archival collections, as well as the National Dance Archive of Ireland.

 

 

Selection Responsibility

Anyone, including students, may recommend materials for selection.  To request the Glucksman library to consider a book for purchase, you can contact your faculty librarian or departmental representative.

However, the primary responsibility for selection, rests with the teaching faculty and librarians.  Collection management in the Glucksman Library is heavily dependent upon a liaison system in which the librarians work closely with representatives of the academic departments to determine how the library can best support the curriculum and research needs of the departments.  Faculty members are encouraged to recommend materials that serve to support the courses they teach and supplement the general library collections appropriate to their disciplines and specialties.

The librarians select information resources for specific departments or modules with which they have liaison responsibilities.  Funds available for collection development are allocated to address our customers' needs and are spent in the most cost-effective manner possible.

Faculty Librarian Contact / Departments

Business Librarian: peter.reilly@ul.ie

Accounting & Finance
Economics
Management & Marketing
Personnel & Employment Relationships

Education & Health Science Librarian: liz.dore@ul.ie

Clinical Therapies
Education and Professional Studies
Medicine
Nursing & Midwifery
Physical Education and Sports Sciences
Psychology

Science & Engineering Librarian:  mícheál.ohaodha@ul.ie 

Computer Science & Information Systems
Electronic & Computer Engineering
Mechanical, Aeronautical & Biomedical Engineering
Design & Manufacturing Technology
Architecture
Chemical & Environmental Sciences
Civil Engineering & Material Science
Life Sciences
Physics & Energy
Mathematics & Statistics

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian: pattie.punch@ul.ie

History
Languages, Literature, Culture & Communications
Law
Politics & Public Admin
Sociology
Irish World Academy of Music & Dance
   

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