The University Libraries allocates its budget into separate fund accounts for each discipline to finance the purchase of books, serials, and other media. Departments are encouraged to participate in the selection of materials.
The Libraries’ subject selectors are responsible for selecting books and other materials to be purchased. Subject selectors also act as liaisons to the various departments on campus.
Use the form below if you would like to suggest that the Libraries acquire a particular book, video, CD, etc. Your suggestion will be forwarded to the appropriate subject selector.
The Curricular Affairs Committee and Graduate Council require a Library Impact Statement when new courses, programs, majors or degrees are proposed.
Specific questions related to the Library Impact Statements should be addressed to the subject selector for that area.
Forms, as well as the rationale and procedure for Library Impact Statements, are available from the links below:
New Course Proposals
New Program Proposals
Policies & Procedures
Collection Development Manual (2004) [pdf]
Preservation Policy (2012) [pdf]
Reports & Documents
Collection Development reports and documents are archived in DigitalCommons@URI.
For additional information, please contact Collection Management Officer Joanna Burkhardt at firstname.lastname@example.org.