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Collection Management Team


Lynda Aldana

Amanda Calabrese

Zandra Campbell

Kathy Chetelat

Jennifer Fitch

Jasmine Shumaker

Katy Sullivan


To develop and communicate collection policy to the Libraries’ staff and administration. To develop a collection that supports the teaching, learning, and research at UMBC and reflects the university’s commitment to inclusive excellence, equity, and diversity.

Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  1. Develop collection development policies that articulate our mission and values and specify the criteria for evaluating and selecting materials regardless of format that are to be added.

  2. Develop policies/criteria and oversee the work to rightsize the collection by identifying materials to deselect, digitize, commit to retain or a combination of both.

  3. Develop methods and procedures for regularly reviewing the serials collection including a review process.

  4. Develop criteria and procedures for managing and tracking trials.

  5. Manage statistics gathering for eresources and develop criteria for determining which resources to keep.

  6. When needed consult with Special Collections on retention or transfer of materials to/from Special Collections

  7. Develop  guidelines on any exceptions to our EAST commitments for transferring materials between collections

  8. Maintaining and documenting all of our collaborative commitments.

  9. Reporting out to areas impacted by the work/decisions, asking for input, working with others to develop timelines and schedules when needed.


Associate Director for Technical Services, Chair (Initially - after committee is established may review)

No more than 1-2 Representatives from Acquisitions, Bibliographic and Metadata Services, Circulation, Inter-Library Loan, Reference, and Serials

For continuity and due to the number of tasks, initial terms will be for 2 years. After 1 1/2 years the Committee will review to determine best practices for membership and terms.

Meeting Schedule

Initially, the group may need to meet frequently. At a minimum the group will meet monthly with work between meetings occurring via email and reviewing shared documents. When there are particular projects or deadlines, the group may meet more frequently.

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