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Collection Development
  • Librarians plan for and coordinate the growth of the library's collections.
  • Librarians serve as liaison contacts with faculty to promote communication and interchange about
    the library's collections; to enhance the library's ability to support instructional programs;
    and to be responsive to changes in curricula.
  • Instructors are encouraged to contact the liaison librarian at any time for help and guidance
    in shaping the library's collection
  • Non-print and video purchasing is coordinated by the Library Director.
  • Cabrillo College Library Policies on Resource Materials Selection
Department Division Librarian E-Mail (add @cabrillo.edu) Telephone
Accounting/ Finance BELA Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
Allied Health HAWK Aloha Sargent alsargen 479-6533
Anthropology HASS Michelle Morton mimorton 479-5726
Archaeological Technology HASS Michelle Morton mimorton 479-5726
Art VAPA Laura Dickie ladickie 479-6552
Astronomy NAS Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
Biology NAS Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
Business BELA Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
CABT BELA Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
Chemistry NAS Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
Communication HASS Laura Dickie ladickie 479-6552
Computer Information Systems NAS Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
Construction & Energy Management NAS Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
Criminal Justice HASS Debra Roussopoulos derousso 479-6147
Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management HASS Aloha Sargent alsargen 479-6533
Dance VAPA Aloha Sargent alsargen 479-6533
Dental Hygiene HAWK Aloha Sargent alsargen 479-6533
Digital Media VAPA Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
Early Childhood Education HASS Laura Dickie ladickie 479-6552
Economics HASS Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
Engineering NAS Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
Engineering Technology NAS Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
English BELA Betsy Vaca bevaca 479-5042
Environmental Science NAS Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
Fire Technology HASS Aloha Sargent alsargen 479-6533
Geography HASS Laura Dickie ladickie 479-6552
Geology NAS Aloha Sargent alsargen 479-6533
Health Science HAWK Aloha Sargent alsargen 479-6533
History HASS Eve Hinkley evhinkle 479-6552
Horticulture NAS Debra Roussopoulos derousso 479-6147
Journalism BELA Betsy Vaca bevaca 479-6150
Mathematics NAS Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
Medical Assistant HAWK Aloha Sargent alsargen 479-6533
Meteorology HASS Aloha Sargent alsargen 479-6533
Music VAPA Stephanie Staley ststaley 479-5042
Nursing HAWK Aloha Sargent alsargen 479-6533
Oceanography NAS Aloha Sargent alsargen 479-6533
Philosophy HASS Debra Roussopoulos derousso 479-6147
Photography VAPA Aloha Sargent alsargen 479-6533
Physical Education/ Athletics HAWK Aloha Sargent alsargen 479-6533
Physics NAS Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
Political Science HASS Michelle Morton mimorton 479-5726
Psychology HASS Michelle Morton mimorton 479-5726
Radiologic Technology HAWK Aloha Sargent alsargen 479-6533
Reading BELA Betsy Vaca bevaca 479-5042
Real Estate BELA Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
Sociology HASS Michelle Morton mimorton 479-5726
Theater Arts VAPA Betsy Vaca bevaca 479-5042
Welding NAS Georg Romero geromero 479-5771
Women Studies HASS Debra Roussopoulos derousso 479-6147
World Languages BELA Laura Dickie ladickie 479-6552

Library Policies On Resource Materials Selection and Retention

Responsibility for Selection

  • The Library Director has operational responsibility for selection of learning materials, with the assistance of the faculty librarians.

  • Non-librarian faculty members are encouraged to suggest materials in their own areas of expertise and to make recommendations for materials for the development of the whole collection.
  • This document applies to learning materials in any format, including print, electronic, audio-visual, etc.

General Criteria for Selection of Materials

  • Known needs and interests of programs within the current curriculum.
  • Anticipated needs and interests relating to materials purchased for the development of new courses. Attention is paid to the changing nature of the curriculum.
  • Reference and research sources designed to support existing programs.
  • Materials which focus on topics not directly related to the curriculum but which are important to the educational function of the college. These materials form a collection of representative works which satisfy broad informational and cultural needs and arouse intellectual curiosity and the development of critical thinking.
  • A basic collection of resources designed to aid the professional staff in their teaching, administrative and support duties.

Specific Criteria forĀ  Various Types of Materials

  • Books. In general, the following factors will usually result in an item not being purchased:
    • Another edition of the title is already in the collection. The extent of revision and the existence of new titles influence the decision to select a new edition.
    • Cabrillo College does not aim for a collection of rare books or first editions, per se. Such items should meet the general selection criteria.
    • Because of the repetition of information included in them and because they are often quickly outdated, textbooks are not normally ordered, outside of the course reserves textbook collection. Textbooks will generally be considered only if they represent the only and best source of information in the field.
    • Only one copy of each item will normally be ordered as the collection is stronger with a variety of materials rather than with many copies of the same item. However, additional copies may be justified on the basis of timeliness or demonstrated need.
    • Research materials not needed for student assignments or at a level significantly above those of the Cabrillo College curriculum will not be purchased.
    • No general materials will be purchased in languages which are not taught in the college except in extraordinary cases.
  • Non-print Materials
    • Non-print materials are to provide information in a variety of formats for class and individualized instruction and for personal development.
    • Non-print materials should be of appropriate format.

College Archives

The Archives of Cabrillo College consist of the principal publications of the college, including catalogs, periodicals, handbooks, reports, yearbooks, brochures, minutes of the Governing Board, and the Faculty Senate. Materials about the college and its history will also be kept in the Archives. The Library recognizes that it cannot function as a records management facility for the College, and will continue to prioritize materials added to the Archives.  Materials will be stored in the best archival protective conditions that budget allows.  Retrieval provided through the on-line catalog will be made available as funds and staff allow.

Intellectual Freedom

Cabrillo College subscribes to the Library Bill of Rights. The college attempts to keep a representative selection of materials on subjects that contribute to the academic progress and the needs of students and faculty. Materials representing different points of view on controversial issues provide an opportunity for open thought and communication. The fact that an item is in the Cabrillo College collection does not suggest an endorsement of the contents of the item by the Cabrillo College District.

Gifts

Gifts of materials or money will be accepted provided they comply with applicable Board policies and regulations, and provided there are no restrictions attached to such gift. In regard to the donation of books and other instruction materials:

  • The library shall have the prerogative to refuse gift books which do not meet selection criteria.
  • It shall be made clear to the donor that the library will determine the classification, housing and circulation policies of all gifts as with purchased items, the library retains the right to dispose of duplicates and unneeded materials as it sees fit, and the library shall not assign a value to the donation for tax or any other purpose.
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