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How Librarians Develop the Collection

Librarians are responsible for ensuring the balance and integrity of the collection by working in close collaboration with departments, schools and program leaders.

You can request the addition of books, journal subscriptions, or research databases.

Librarians by faculty

Faculty Librarian
Arts Desmond Maley
Education Ashley Thomson
Graduate Studies Dan Scott
Health Ashley Thomson
Management Alain Lamothe
Science Alain Lamothe
School Librarian
School of Architecture Cindy Derrenbacker
Bharti School of Engineering Tomasz Mrozewski
School of Sports Administration Dan Scott

Library Representatives

Library representatives, selected by their colleagues, are the departmental/school/program contact persons. Library representatives are encouraged to assist librarians in developing a collection that will support the academic needs of students and the research needs of faculty.

Building the Collection

Ordering
To ensure that the available budget is expended responsibly, we strongly encourage all ordering units to submit orders to their unit's library representative by the end of December. Library representatives will pass these orders on to the librarian responsible for each discipline.
 
Collection Principles
The Library normally does not purchase two copies of a book; it does not as a general rule purchase textbooks.
 
Reading Lists
Please send copies of your assignments/reading lists to the appropriate librarian so that the Library can determine whether the items are available. You will be contacted if there are any problems regarding specific titles.
 
Gifts
The Library welcomes gifts of either money or materials and is prepared to offer a receipt for income tax purposes. Materials are added to the collection as appropriate. Contact: Ashley Thomson, ext. 3322 or for archival material, Marthe Brown, ext. 3339.
 
Faculty Publications
If you have published a book, we would appreciate your donation of a signed copy for the Faculty Authors’ Collection and a second copy for circulation. All donations are acknowledged, and you will receive a charitable donation receipt upon request. We strive to make faculty publications available within a day of receipt. Contact: Ashley Thomson, ext. 3322.
 
Institutional Repository
The J.N. Desmarais Library institutional repository, called LU|ZONE|UL, enables you to deposit electronic copies of your journal articles, creative works, presentations, and other scholarly materials to support open access to information and significantly increase the visibility and impact of your work. For more information, contact Ashley Thomson, ext 3322.