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JOHN F. KENNEDY
MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Special Collections & Archives

MISSION

Collection Development is the function that selects the books, periodicals, and electronic resources to be made available to Library users and the campus community. In its Collection Development activities, the Library respects the principles of intellectual freedom espoused in two American Library Association documents, the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement.

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The responsibility for developing the Library's information and bibliographic resources is divided among the Library faculty based on subject knowledge and experience. Department Library Coordinators are named from among the faculty in the Colleges to serve as liaisons for their Departments with the Library Faculty Liaisons.

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The Library faculty have developed a set of Collection Development Guidelines which define the levels and scope of collection development for all Cal State LA disciplines.Faculty who have questions or comments about the Library's Collection Development activities should consult the appropriate individuals on the list of College, Departmental, & Program Library Liaisons.