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Collection Development & Acquisitions

The library collection is continually built and developed to meet the present and future information needs of students and faculty.  The Library adheres to the American Library Association's documents on intellectual  freedom: Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read Statement, and the Intellectual Freedom Statement.  The Collection Development & Acquisitions department handles selecting new resources for the collection, relying heavily on faculty input; purchasing resources; deaquisitions processes; and handeling gifts from donors.  All Texas Wesleyan community members are welcome to suggest a new resource purchase.  Criteria taken into consideration when making final selection decisions include: relevance of the subject matter to the collection; timeliness or permanence; authoritativeness; accuracy of information; author's reputation and significance as a writer; inclusion of the title in recognized bibliographies; price; and availability of materials on the subject.