The selection process for Library materials is a cooperative effort of the faculty and the professional librarians. Faculty members are encouraged to participate in the selection of materials in areas of their particular expertise. Each year the chairperson of each academic department designates an individual faculty member to serve as library representative.
The primary responsibility of each library representative is to monitor requests from faculty members in his/her department for materials to be purchased with that department's portion of the Library materials budget.
Likewise all professional librarians are encouraged to participate in the selection process for library materials to be purchased with the General Fund. Within the budgetary guidelines, the Director of Library Services will monitor these requests.
Requests from students, staff, and the Salisbury-Rowan community at large are welcomed and will be considered contingent upon their appropriateness for the collection and the availability of funds.