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Wednesday, February 10 • 12:55 - 13:15
Student Speaker: "Measuring the Impact of Collection Development Practices in Health Sciences Libraries"

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Health sciences librarians have employed a number of strategies to cope with the changing landscape of collection development, many of which have outward effects on their home institutions. There remains a need to define and measure these outward effects, as they could influence the longevity of both libraries and the institutions they serve. Most existing literature focuses on how collection development practices directly affect libraries, but little research explores the further ramifications of these practices on overall university performance and reputation rankings. The assessment framework presented in this study is designed to reveal whether there is any correlation between a library’s collection development practices, its library-institution relationship, and its home university’s prestige. The assessment framework has been developed specifically for Canadian health sciences libraries, but could be adapted to other academic libraries around the world. Once employed, the assessment framework could demonstrate how libraries and institutions can work together to promote prosperity for both organisations.

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Leah Boulos

Leah Boulos is a dynamic future graduate of Dalhousie’s Master of Library and Information Studies Program. She comes to the field with a background in music, having completed her Bachelor of Music summa cum laude from Mount Allison University in 2010. Upon entering the Dalhousie School of Information Management, Leah quickly began to develop interests in health sciences librarianship, research support services, and the management of... Read More →

Wednesday February 10, 2016 12:55 - 13:15
McInnes Room @ Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2, 2nd floor

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