I. Purpose and Program Description
A. Library's Collection Development Objectives
The collection's primary purpose and emphasis is to support studies at the B.S. degree level in Biology. The library also seeks to support Master's degree level coursework in this area. Secondary support is directed to faculty teaching and research and research assistance for library patrons. The interdisciplinary nature of biology requires that students and faculty consult related collections in the library.
B. Curricular Program Description
The Biology major includes options in eight areas of concentration: Biological Science; Microbiology; Molecular Biology; Medical Technology; Laboratory Technology; Pre-Med; Pre-Veterinary Medicine; and Environmental Science. The Biological Science option also provides a subject area degree for secondary education students with a major in Biology.
C. New and Expanding Areas of Interest
1. Environmental Science
2. Environmental Health
D. Areas of Specialization
1. Environmental Health
E. Overlap with Other Academic Disciplines and Library Collections
Nursing, Medical Technology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education.
II. General Selection Guidelines
A. Languages: English is the primary language of the collection. Foreign language materials are excluded. Key works originally published in a foreign language will be purchased only in English translation.
B. Chronological Coverage: Emphasis is on current materials, but no period is excluded from consideration for the collection.
C. Geographical Coverage: Primary emphasis is on biological sciences the United States and secondary emphasis is on world biological studies.
D. Types of Material: Included are encyclopedias, handbooks, directories, dictionaries, field guides, bibliographies, biographies, statistical works, analytical research reports, biology monographs, and biology journals. All depository items issued by the Superintendent of Documents are acquired.
E. Imprint Date: Current in-print publications receive priority; however, selected retrospective publications are purchased in available formats as budget permits.
F. Physical Format: Hardbound and paperbound books, serials, audiovisuals and computer software are collected.
G. Treatment of Subject: Publications encompassing natural history, botany, genetics, human biology, environmental biology, ecology, zoology, cytology, biological physiology, biological anatomy, animal behavior and psychology, embryology, and microbiology are emphasized.
Library Liaison: Williams Subject: Biology
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY STATEMENT:
Descriptor Existing Strength Desired Strength Physiology QP 1-81 Spec. Aspects of Life in General 2a 3a QP 81.5 Gender 2a 3a QP 82-822 Infl. of the Environment 1b 3a QP 84 Growth, Biological Rhythms 2b 3a QP 85-86 Longevity, Aging 1b 3a QP 88-90 Tissues, Bone 1b 3a QP 91-135 Blood Circulation, Cardiovascular System. 1a 3a QP 121 Respiration 1a 3a QP 141-185 Nutrition 1a 3a QP 187 Endocrinology 2a 3a QP 251-285 Reproduction, Physiology of Sex 2a 3a QP 301-348 Movements, Speech, Muscle, Nerve 1b 3a QP 351-495 Neurophysiology, Neuropsychology 1b 3a QP 501-801 Biological Chemistry 2a 3a QP 901-981 Experimental Pharmacology 1a 2a QR 1-502 Microbiology 1b 3a QR 1-74 General Works 2a 3a QR 75-99.8 Bacteria 2a 3a QR 100-160 Microbial Ecology 1a 1b QR 180-189.5 Immunology 1a 3a QR 355-502 Virology 1b 3a RA 565-618 Environmental Health 1a 2b TD Environmental Tech. Sanitary Engineering TD 9-145 Reference, General Works 1a 2b TD 170-196 Environmental Pollution 1a 2b TD 201-500 Water Supply, Water Quality Pollution 1a 2b TD 878-893 Other Types of Pollution 1a 2b
Rev. 1/19/2011 (jk)