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Penn State University Libraries

Collection Services


Anne E Langley
Associate Dean for
Research Collections
and Scholarly Communication

Collection Services

Collection Development Statement

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries is committed to organizing, preserving and providing access to an array of rich and unique resources in a variety of formats, in support of the teaching, research and public mission of the university. As one of the nation’s leading research libraries, and in keeping with Penn State’s global reach, the Libraries also strive to support the international community of scholars through our collections and services.

This collection development philosophy guides the work of subject specialists across the Penn State Libraries. Collection development statements for specific disciplines or departments describe priorities and operational approaches appropriate to those disciplines, but all collection development work is clearly aligned with the strategic goals and priorities of The Pennsylvania State University.

This Web site contains links to librarians who coordinate the acquisition of materials for the University Libraries.

Subject and Collections Specialists:  

Collection Development Selections Policy Statements