Collection Development Policy
The Library Director has the ultimate responsibility for the contents of the library and access to library licensed electronic resources. In practice, the Library Assistant Director is responsible for the evaluation, selection, and licensing of electronic resources and for the print and non-print resources housed in the Library.
The Regina Library uses a liaison model to facilitate the development of library collections that are responsive to the needs of faculty and students. As implemented, each academic department and program is assigned a liaison librarian whose responsibility it is to maintain a meaningful connection between students, faculty, and the library.
Responsibility for selection of materials is shared between the faculty and the Librarian through the cooperative liaison relationship. Faculty recommendations for library purchases are encouraged. Liaisons frequently send information on potential selections to the faculty for their review. Liaison librarians share responsibility for selection by making appropriate purchases based on their knowledge of college curriculum and the research needs of faculty and students.