The purpose of this Collection Development policy is to provide guidelines for selection, acquisition, and maintenance of current, authoritative, and relevant information resources in support of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine (CoM). The Medical and Health Sciences Collections & User Services Department (MHSC&US) is an integrated library department within the S.E. Wimberly Library (Library) with reporting structures to both the Dean of University Libraries and the CoM Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Faculty Development. Given the integrated nature of the department, the policies guiding collection development for the overall Library, electronic resources, reference, and other policies regarding selection and deselection, when deemed appropriate, are used in conjunction with this policy.
The department's Collection Development policy can be seen below, as a PDF.
To make a purchasing suggestion, please fill out the online Medical Collection's Purchasing Suggestion Form or reach out via email to the medical department email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The department follows the Libraries policy for accepting donations, which can be accessed here in web page format: FAU Libraries Gift/Donation Policy