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Collection development involves the planned identification and review of materials best suited to strengthen the D’Angelo Library resources for education, teaching, learning, research, patient care and administration. Regardless of format, selection criteria are the same:
The Director of the Library makes the final decision as to collection development, taking into consideration input from faculty, students and other Library staff members.
Students are not given access to the conference room unless there is an emergency situation. This would require approval from the Director of the Library or another available staff member. The conference room is reserved for KCU faculty, student interviews and staff meetings.
The conference table seats seven people. The room is equipped with an Apple TV, DVD/Blu-ray player, laptop computer and a conference call phone.
Faculty and staff members may contact the D'Angelo Library by telephone (816) 654-7260 or email (email@example.com) to inquire about reserving or using the conference room.
Collection management is usually perceived as an activity that only adds new materials to a Library. Collection management is also undertaken to maximize the usefulness of a Library’s collection to its users. For the purpose of this policy statement, weeding is defined as the removal of items from the Library’s active collection. Weeding is an important part of the management of collections. Deselection, or weeding, is the careful elimination from the collection of unwanted or unnecessary materials that accumulate over time. This is accomplished not only to conserve valuable space, but more importantly to increase the value or usefulness of the collection. A collection is difficult to use when one must sift through large amounts of irrelevant, outdated materials.The professional Library staff members have the primary responsibility for weeding activities. Other faculty and staff may be called upon to serve as consultants when necessary. All deselection/weeding will be accomplished according to the criteria listed below and with thought to preservation of the historical records of the practice of medicine.Criteria that will be used for deselection/weeding:
Faculty members may request a desk copy of a textbook from the Director of the Library (firstname.lastname@example.org). The textbook requested must be required for a course the faculty member is teaching and s/he must have already asked the campus bookstore to order copies for students to purchase.
Desk copy requests must include the following information:
The D'Angelo Library welcomes appropriate donations. Potential donors are encouraged to contact the Library before delivering materials. This allows us to ascertain the suitability of the proposed donations and offer alternatives if the materials are not suitable for our collection. The D'Angelo Library accepts donations that enhance the existing collection in ways consistent with our collecting guidelines. This means that we will accept donations as long as:
Materials presented to the D'Angelo Library as donations may be added to the collection if they fit within the above guidelines, or they may be offered for sale to the Library's clientele, distributed without charge, or discarded. The Director of the Library makes the final decision on the disposition of donations. The D'Angelo Library reserves the right to handle all donations as it sees fit and to refuse or discard materials that do not fit within the above guidelines or meet the current needs of the collection.
Thank you for your assistance in keeping your Library and learning center clean and attractive.
BorrowingInterlibrary Loan is used to obtain materials for KCU teaching, study and research initiatives which are not available from the D'Angelo Library but are available from other libraries. The Interlibrary Loan service augments local holdings by providing access to other national and international collections. This service is available to those associated with KCU without charge.
To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, please:
LendingThe D’Angelo Library will lend materials to other libraries that participate in OCLC, Docline or other KCU lending consortia. Lending fees are applied for the lending of items to libraries that we do not have reciprocal agreements with or that are not a part of our consortia. The borrowing library is responsible for KCU materials and will be charged replacement fees if items are lost or damaged.
Photocopies cost five cents per page for students. There is no charge to scan pages and save them to a flash drive. The photocopy machine accepts nickels, dimes, quarters and one-dollar bills. The Library does not keep cash.
The Library staff is not available to photocopy for students. Staff and faculty members may request the bypass key at the Access Services Desk. Library staff will photocopy materials for faculty upon request.
The D'Angelo Library's five study rooms may be used by individual students or by small groups. Students must reserve a study room by signing up at the Access Services Desk. Each study room can be reserved for up to four hours. If a student reserves a study room and fails to show up within the first 15 minutes of their allotted time, the room may be assigned to someone else. Tutors may reserve study rooms by telephone (816-654-7260) or email (email@example.com) up to a week in advance. Other students can reserve study rooms only for the current day.
The study rooms can seat up to eight people, depending on the room. Each room contains:
Telephone There are telephones available throughout the D'Angelo Library. All phones allow users to make local calls or calls to other KCU extensions. These phones cannot receive direct calls. We encourage users to be considerate of others by keeping their voices low and limiting their calls to five minutes.
Cell Phone The Library is intended to be a quiet place to read and study without interruption. Out of respect for other patrons, please set cell phones, pagers and other electronic devices to silent or vibrate mode. Please step outside of the Library or into the foyer if you need to place or answer a call.
FaxThe fax machine located on the first floor of the Library is available for students to use without charge. It can be used for local as well as for long distance business. Library staff members can assist in the use of the fax machine, but do not monitor incoming faxes. Library staff members do not fax materials for students except when the student fax machine is not working correctly. Revised 1/27/2016
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