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The Jim and Patsy Rose Library is a multimedia facility designed to support teaching and learning at Cleveland Community College, as well as the needs of the administration, staff, and community patrons of the college.
Collection development criteria are designed to enhance the capacity of the library to meet this goal. Any patron may make suggestions, which will be evaluated using criteria outlined in the Collection Development Manual.
Faculty members have the most direct involvement with the teaching program, and it is particularly desirable that they help select materials in their respective fields. Faculty members are encouraged to submit requests by using the Library Resources Purchase Request on Etrieve.
To find materials appropriate for the collection, you can search any of our academic databases for book reviews. Print journals in most subjects include reviews of new books in that discipline, and Library Journal contains hundreds of reviews each month.
The library also receives catalogs from publishers and distributors.
When titles in the collection are reported missing, those requested for instructional purposes and still obtainable will be replaced promptly. Titles which are not immediately needed may be replaced when the next library book order is placed. Materials judged no longer appropriate for the collection will not be replaced.