Collection Development

  • The Collection Development Department coordinates the growth, maintenance, and management of the IUP Libraries collections. Our work includes identifying subject areas for print collections, determining the depth and breadth of those collections, and deciding on the formats of those materials. 

    The department’s work ensures that collections are developed to meet the needs of the university community while remaining within budget, availability, and compatibility constraints.

    Library bibliographers work with subject department liaisons to prepare orders of library materials, disseminate information about the library that would be of interest to department faculty members, and assist department faculty in any other way to make the best use of the library and its resources.