Library staff develops and maintains a core collection of books, journals and other materials to support the educational programs of the University of Saint Francis. Purchase decisions are based on a number of criteria, including cost, general user interest and need, program support, collection needs, etc. The collection will be evaluated regularly for quality, currency and relevancy using a variety of measures specific to subject areas. (See the Collection Development Policy for more detailed information.)
We encourage library users to make acquisition suggestions, which we always give serious consideration. For assessing materials, the Lee and Jim Vann Library provides access to Choice Reviews Online.
Choice Reviews Video Tutorials
Material Order FAQ's
Click here to learn more about the library acquisition process.
We encourage library users to make acquisition suggestions, which we always give serious consideration. A special recommendation form for this purpose is available online. Recommendations from those with specific subject area expertise are particularly welcome.
For questions related to purchases for the library collection or adding special items to the collection, please contact:
Maureen McMahan, MLS
Associate Library Director
260.399.7700, ext. 6059