Syllabus for SL: 501:01 Developing Library Collections Instructor: G. Lynne Tinsley Class Meets: Mondays, 6pm - 8:30pm, Rm. 151 In General This course has been designed to enable the student to understand and have working knowledge of library collection building tools; to evaluate library collecti ons; conduct a community analysis; manage a collection budget; communicate with their clientele and funding agency; and to be familiar with issues such as censo rship, professional ethics and library standards. Statement of Scholarly Responsibility: Students are expected to follow normal practice in acknowledging the source of facts, ideas, summaries, quotations, and paraphrases used in their written work. Direct quotations must be enclosed in quotation marks and the exact source acknowledged. The use of anotherUs words wi thout attribution and without enclosing the words in quotation marks is plagiarism. Using facts, ideas and summaries derived from another source without indica ting the source is also plagiarism. A close paraphrase may also be considered plagiarism - even if the source is named. Submitting another studentUs work as t hough it were your own is always plagiarism - even if the original paper has been paraphrased or otherwise modified. If you are in doubt as to what consititues plagiarism, you are encouraged to consult with the instructor. Any student suspected of plagiarism will have the suspect passage pointed out to him/her and wi ll be given an opportunity to explain why it should not be regarded as plagiarism. Depending on the severity of the infraction, penalties for plagiarism includ e 1) receiving a reduced grade for the assignment 2) redoing the assignment on a different topic 3) receiving a failing grade for the assignment, or 4) receiving a failing grade for the course. Students who are dissatisfied with the instructorUs decision in such a case may - without prejudice - refer the matt er to the attention of the department chair, the college dean, the provost and academic vice president, and/or the university Conduct Board, as described in the Student Rights and Regulations Handbook. x zContact Email is the preferred way to reach me but feel free to call if you wish. I have a CMU email account and will soon have a Clarion one. I have voice mail at C MU. I will return calls as soon as possible. Out of town: Jan. 22-26, SLA Winter Meeting. CMU Info: Head, Engineering & Science Library, Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 Phone: (412) 268-2428 Fax: (412) 681-1998 Email: Clarion Info: Office is Rm. 163B Carlson Phone: (814) 226-2386 Fax: (814) 226-2150 Office Hours: Monday, 5pm - 6pm Course Web Site: Special Needs: Students with learning disabilities and/or special physical requirements should make their needs known to me. I will make every effort to assist you. Texts Required: Evans, G. Edward. Developing Library and Information Center Collections. 3rd. Edition. Libraries Unlimited, 1995. Aids to Selection. Courtesy of Prof. Karp (Handout in class). Reserve: As the semester unfolds additional readings will be provided on Reserve at the library. A web site is available for detailed information on all of the course re adings and projects. A copy of this syllabus will also reside there. Calendar (rough, and subject to change) JANUARY 13 Introductory lecture. Discussion of syllabus, completion of interest forms, and overview of SL 501:01. The Research Infomation Cycle. Discussion of p rinciples of collection development. PROJECT: Introduction of the Interview Project to be due on April 28. 20 No Class 27 Assign model library project. Overview of types of library collections. The organization to be served and the elements of conducting a community analy sis. The role of the collections manager and responsibility to the community. PROJECT: Introduction of Community Analysis Project due March 10. Readings: Evans, Chapter 2. FEBRUARY 3 Selection theory. Types of materials. Readings: Evans, Chapter 4. Scan Chapters 7, 8 and 9. 10 Selection tools / intro to Internet resources Readings: Evans, Chapter 5. 17 Publishers and vendors Readings: Evans, Chapters 6 & 12. 24 Acquisition systems / an introduction to GOBI, Global Online Bibliographic Information system by Yankee Book Peddler Readings: Evans, Chapter 11. MARCH 3 No Class 10 Fiscal management / facing your board / Case studies Collection analysis project due. PROJECT: Introduction of Collection Development & Selection Project due April 21. Readings: Evans, Chapter 13. 17 Collection development policies / Preservation of Collections, Guest Speaker: Dr Macceferri Readings: Evans, Chapter 17. 24 Electronic materials / Virtual digital libraries Readings: Evans, Chapter 10. 31 No class APRIL 7 Censorship / ALA policies / Ethics Readings: Evans, Chapter 19. 14 Resource Sharing / Copyright Readings: Evans, Chapters 16 & 18. 21 Weeding / Benchmarking Collection Development Policy & Selection project due Readings: Evans, Chapter 14. 28 Collection analysis and evaluation / Guest speaker: Henry Pisciotta, Head, Fine Arts & Special Collections, Hunt Library, CMU Interview project due Readings: MAY 5 Final Exam Period Tasks Each student will be responsible for the timely completion of three main projects. Collection Analysis Project: Collection Development & Selection Project Interview with a practioner Weekly readings will be assigned both in the text and selected articles will be placed on reserve. Grades Grades will be based on regular class attendance, participation in class, completion of three course projects and the final exam. Note: Clarion University of Pennsylvania regards student participation in class as essential to the learning process. Therefore regular classroom attendance i s required. It is understood that absence does not excuse the student from course work and the responsibility to complete assignments on time. The instructor should be notified in advance of planned absences and arrangements will be made to complete missed work. The instructor is not required to give make up examina tions or accept class work missed as a result of an unexcused absence. Assignment Dates March 10: Collection Analysis Project due April 21: Collection Development & Selection Project due April 28: Interview project due