For immediate release | January 4, 2011

New from ACRL: Collection Development in a Changing Environment

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Collection Development in a Changing Environment: Policies and Organization for College and University Libraries” (CLIPNote #42), compiled and authored by Susanne K. Clement and Jennifer M. Foy.

“Collection Development in a Changing Environment” highlights collection development and management policies for college and university libraries. For each collection development policy element, the authors provide examples of traditional policy language along with examination of unique, forward thinking and strategic language. The topical organization of the work will be useful for a wide variety of large and small college and university libraries, as well as facilitate creation of new collections policies or inform revisions and updates of existing policies.

“Collection Development in a Changing Environment” is the first digital publication in the ClipNote series. The digital format allows the authors to feature hyperlinked excerpts of policies from more than 60 libraries. Available in PDF e-book format, “Collection Development in a Changing Environment” (CLIPNote #42) is available for purchase by credit card only through the ALA Online Store.


ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.


David Free