Collection Development

While we desire to collect in all areas of academic and intellectual inquiry, our central focus is on the curriculum and the materials which support our students’ needs in terms of both instruction and research. Beyond this main objective, we will collect in areas of general information and reference, and recreational needs. Our goal is to create a high quality collection and appropriate online access to information. The Collection Development Librarian working with the Library Liaisons will monitor the selection process, evaluation of the collection, and allocation of the materials budget. Preservation and the process by which materials are withdrawn are also essential to the collection.

Book/DVD Recommendations

New Items



For Faculty:

For further information, contact:

Jeff Matlak
phone: (309) 298-2720


Haley Hickenbottom
Jeff Matlak
Collection Development & Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian