Central Piedmont Collection Development & Management Policy:
A Resource for Building and Managing Library Collections
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The Central Piedmont Library supports the mission of the College by providing a high quality, relevant and useful collection of resources. A systematic process which provides for the evaluation, selection, acquisition of new library materials, balanced by the withdrawal of items that no longer possess primary or secondary value, ensures a collection that meets the information needs of the CP community.
The format of this document adheres to the American Library Association’s (ALA) publication, Guide for Written Collection Policy Statements (ALA, 1996). This document also fulfills the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) requirement.
It is implicit in every requirement in the Principles of Accreditation that a mandated policy or procedure be in writing, be approved through appropriate institutional processes, be published and be implemented and enforced by the institution. The SACS Principles of Accreditation for Library and Other Learning Resources state as follows: