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Collection Development Policy

Standards and Principles

Free access to ideas and freedom of expression are fundamental to the higher education environment. The library promotes and supports Open Access as a path to affordability, sustainability, and equity. The library purchases materials that represent a wide variety of viewpoints and adheres to the highest standards of the profession. These standards include, but are not limited to, the following:  

Library Bill of Rights (American Library Association)  

The Freedom to Read Statement (American Library Association)  

Americans with Disabilities Act (U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division) 

Code of Ethics of the American Library Association (American Library Association) 

Diversity in Collection Development (American Library Association)  

ACRL Statement on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and the Print Collecting Imperative (Association of College and Research Libraries)  

Open Access to Scholarly and Scientific Research (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)  

James M. Milne Library Statement of Action for Social Justice