Rose Library - Cleveland Community College

Collection Development Manual

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.

Finding Materials

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 Request for Materials Purchase Online Form. Include your name, department, course, and as much information as you have on the item you want to request. 

Locating Suitable Materials

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. 

Finding Books

  • WorldCat is a catalog of materials held in libraries worldwide. This is a good database for locating books and videos.

Finding Videos

The library also receives catalogs from publishers and distributors. 

Replacements

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.