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Collection Development Policies
for Women and Gender Studies


Introduction
The following list provides links to academic and research libraries’ collection development policies for Women and Gender Studies available on the Web.  Many types of libraries are represented here, from small liberal arts colleges to large research libraries, including libraries in the United States as well as Canada and other countries.

Libraries approach the articulation of collection development policies in different and instructive ways. The Collections Committee has identified components common across many of these policy statements. We have created a template/checklist for consideration by librarians seeking to develop or enhance collection policy statements for Women and Gender Studies.

This list was compiled in August 2004 and has been updated most recently in March 2014.  Suggestions for additions to the list are encouraged by the WGSS Collections Committee.  Please send corrections, updates, and additions to Susan Wood at woods@sunysuffolk.edu..

The American Library Association’s GLBT Round Table provides links to collection development policies for LGBT collections at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/glbtrt/popularresources/collection.cfm


Women & Gender Studies Collection Development Policies
ACRL - WGSS Collections Committee

January 2013

Austin Peay State University
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Elaine Berg
Date: January 2006
http://library.apsu.edu/library/3_6WS.htm

Boston College
Subject: Gender Studies
Subject Librarian: Sarah Hogan
Date: June 2011
http://www.bc.edu/libraries/collections/collinfo/a-zlist/gender.html

Brandeis University
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Sherry Keen
Date: February 2001
http://lts.brandeis.edu/about/policies/collection/womensstudies.html

Brown University
Subject: Gender Studies
Subject Librarian: Patricia Figueroa
Date: unknown
http://library.brown.edu/colldev/subjects/subject.php?id=19

Canisius College
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Barbara Boehnke
Date: 2002
http://library2.canisius.edu/coldev2002.pdf

Columbia University
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Unknown
Date: unknown
http://library.columbia.edu/about/policies/collection-development/subject/womens.html

Dartmouth College
Subject: Women’s and Gender Studies
Subject Librarian: Amy L. Witzel
Date: January 1995
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/collprog/cdp/wgstcdp.html
 
Georgia State University
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Unknown
Date: January 2007
http://library.gsu.edu/wp-content/blogs.dir/23/files/2013/11/CDWomensStudies2007.pdf

Indiana University – Bloomington
Subject: Gender Studies
Subject Librarian: Carrie Donovan
Date:  November 2004
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=2578

Iowa State University
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Rita Marinko
Date: November 2007
http://www.lib.iastate.edu/cfora/pdf/3005327.pdf

Kent State University
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian:  Weiping Zhang
Date:  October 2004
http://www.library.kent.edu/page/10842

Kenyon College
Subject: Women’s and Gender Studies
Subject Librarian: Abigail Miller
Date: January 2005
http://kenyon.libguides.com/content.php?pid=495082&sid=4068098

Library of Congress
Subject: Women’s Studies (included in Sociology)
Subject Librarian: Kristi Conkle
Date: unknown
Collection overview: http://www.loc.gov/acq/devpol/colloverviews/women.pdf
Policy statement: http://www.loc.gov/acq/devpol/sociology.pdf
                                                                                                                                 
McMaster University
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Catherine Baird
Date: unknown
http://library.lib.mcmaster.ca/collections-services/policies/womens-studies

Michigan State University
Subject: Women’s and Gender Studies
Subject Librarian: Sharon Ladenson
Date: September 2010
http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/content.php?pid=90086

Mount Saint Vincent University
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Meg Raven
Date: unknown
http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/library/aboutthelibrary/policiesprocedures/collectionpolicy/departmentprogramcollectionprofiles/womensstudies.aspx

New York University
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Jason Phillips
Date: March 2010
http://library.nyu.edu/collections/policies/women.html

Northern Illinois University
Subject: Gender Studies
Subject Librarian: unknown
Date: unknown
http://www.ulib.niu.edu/Policies/cdpolwomenstudies.cfm

Northwestern University
Subject: Gender Studies
Subject Librarian: Kathleen E. Bethel
Date: October 2010
http://www.library.northwestern.edu/node/1821

Old Dominion University
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Cynthia Wright Swaine
Date: October 2008
http://www.lib.odu.edu/aboutthelibraries/policiesprocedures/collectiondevelopment/subject-specific.htm

Queen’s University
Subject: Gender Studies
Subject Librarian: Sylvia Andrychuk
Date: April 2010
http://library.queensu.ca/research/collections/gender-studies

Santa Clara University
Subject: Study of Women and Gender
Subject Librarian: Leanna Goodwater
Date: October 2001
http://www.scu.edu/library/info/policies/cdp/cdp2001.pdf
           
Simon Fraser University
Subject: Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Moninder Bubber
Date: December 2010
http://www.lib.sfu.ca/collections/collections-policies/gender-sexuality-womens-studies

Texas Woman’s University
Subject: The Woman’s Collection
Subject Librarian:  Jimmie Lyn Harris
Date: July 2010
http://www.twu.edu/downloads/library/wms_coll_policy_2010.pdf

University at Albany, SUNY
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: D. LaFond
Date: January 2004
http://library.albany.edu/subject/cdp/womens.html

University of Colorado Boulder
Subject: Women and Gender Studies
Subject Librarian: Yem Fong
Date: unknown
http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/collectiondevelopment/womens_studies.htm

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Susan Johnson
Date: June 2001
http://libweb.hawaii.edu/uhmlib/collection/social/women.html

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject: Women and Gender Studies
Subject Librarian: Cindy Ingold
Date: April 2005
http://www.library.illinois.edu/administration/collections/about/statements/women.html

University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Subject: Women’s and Gender Studies
Subject Librarian: Anchalee (Joy) Panigabutra-Roberts
Date: 2010
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/librarycolldev/66/

University of London: School of Oriental and African Studies
Subject: Gender Studies
Subject Librarian: unknown
Date: unknown
http://www.soas.ac.uk/library/about/collectiondevpolicy/subject-statements/gender-studies-/

University of Notre Dame
Subject: Gender Studies
Subject Librarian: G. Margaret Porter
Date:  unknown
http://www.library.nd.edu/colldev/policy/genderstudies.shtml

University of Pennsylvania
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Lauris Olson
Date: August 2009
http://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/policies/ws.html

University of South Florida
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Joseph M. Floyd
Date: unknown
http://lgdata.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/docs/693/154704/WomensStudies.pdf

University of Wisconsin – Madison
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Karla Strand
Date: July 2011
http://womenst.library.wisc.edu/about/coll-devlmt.html

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Kristin Woodward
Date: 2003
http://www.uwm.edu/Libraries/CollPolicy/2-women.html

Virginia Tech University
Subject: International Archive of Women in Architecture
Subject Librarian: Gail McMillan
Date: October 2002
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/iawa/CollectionDevelopment.pdf

Wake Forest University
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Jill Carraway
Date: May 1992
http://zsr.wfu.edu/documents/CDP-womens_studies.pdf

Washington State University
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Erica Carlson Nicol
Date: Spring 2011
https://libraries.wsu.edu/collection-development/policies-subject

Wright State University
Subject: Women’s Studies
Subject Librarian: Piper Martin
Date: July 2007
http://www.libraries.wright.edu/information/policies/ws.pdf

 

Updated: February 2008 by Sue Wortman; July 2011 by Susan Wood; March 2014 by Susan Wood

 

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