Subject librarians are responsible for the management of the
collections in their assigned subject areas. Management
activities include weeding, preservation, selection for
storage, and selection for replacing damaged, lost, or
- Conduct or take part in weeding or deselection of the
collection in consultation with the Collection Development
Team, the teaching faculty and other interested parties.
- Evaluate materials in their subject areas for preservation
decisions. This includes consideration of intellectual
content and making recommendations for preservation
- Identify appropriate candidates for storage, as needed,
considering space restrictions in the Libraries.
- Identify appropriate candidates for replacement. Criteria
for identification include continued need; absence of
additional copies, editions, alternative titles; and review
and consultation with the teaching faculty.