Broadening your library’s collection: Implementing a LGBTQIA collection development project

Rebekah Scoggins

Abstract

A constant concern for libraries is providing a collection of resources that are relevant to its patron population. Since most libraries have budgetary concerns that must be weighed against these needs, sometimes certain collection areas go underdeveloped. This is by no means the fault of the librarians, but priorities must be set and things fall behind. However, in many cases, it takes a reminder of patron needs to bring to light holes in a library’s collection. This is what transpired to me at Jackson Library at Lander University.

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