Committee Files, 1988-2002
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Brief Description: Committee Files (1988-98) for the Collection Development and Evaluation Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) including executive and committee minutes, agendas, correspondence, policies, rosters, bibliographies, and publications including Chairing an RUSA Committee and the RUSA Guide to Policies and Procedures, the Collection Management in Public Libraries Discussion Group, the Computer-Based Methods and Resources Committee, the Dual Assignments Discussion Group, the Collection Development Policies Committee, the Collection Evaluation Techniques Committee, the Organization and Education Committee, the Publication Committee, the Materials Reviewing Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Notable Books Council, the Readers' Advisory Committee, the Reference Collection Development and Evaluation Committee, the Reference Publishing Advisory Committee, and the Reference Sources Committee.
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The American Library Association Archives
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1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
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Record Series Number: 30/13/6
Created by: Collection Development and Evaluation Section, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)
Volume: 1.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 9/6/2005; 9/26/07
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Arrangement: Alphabetical
Biographical Note for Collection Development and Evaluation Section : On 1986 the Reference and Adult Services Division (RASD) established the ad hoc Collection Development and Evaluation Committee to "investigate the need to establish structure in RASD to address collection development and evaluation concerns..." (1). In June 1987 at the ALA annual conference, the RASD Board of Directors voted to establish the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) (2). Its purpose is "to develop the professional; skills and knowledge of reference and adult services librarians who are involved in collection development and evaluation (CD/E)" (3). Its other functions include dissemination of information to librarians involved in CD/E, to promote communication among them, to provide continuing education and training opportunities, to advise the RASD on CD/E issues, and to act as a liaison between RASD and Research and Technical Services Division units with related concerns. The committees under CODES today include Collection Development Policies, Collection Evaluation Techniques, Computer-based Methods and Resources, Continuing Education, Reference Collection Development and Evaluation, Liaison with Users, and Staffing and Organization of Collection Development/Evaluation.
Subject Index
Bibliography Committee
Collection Development
Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES)
Nominating Committee
Notable Books Council
Languages of Materials
English [eng]