Collection Development - Faculty Liaisons and Liaison Librarians by Library

Collection Development

Collection development is a term librarians use to describe, “the process of planning and building a useful and balanced collection of library materials over a period of years . . . normally constrained by budgetary limitations.” (Reitz, Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science)

At the University of Southern Mississippi, the selection of library resources is a cooperative effort of faculty both inside and outside University Libraries. Librarians collaborate with faculty outside the Libraries to build a collection of information resources that meet the needs of undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty. For Cook Library on the Hattiesburg campus, each academic department works through a designated faculty liaison to recommend books, databases, journals, media, and other resources that best support the teaching and research interests of the department. Librarians at all libraries are responsible for selecting titles to replace lost and damaged books and media, for ordering titles in subject areas where input from faculty leaves funds unspent, and may also carry out collection development special projects when funds are available.

For more detailed information, download the Libraries’ Collection Development Policy.

Liaisons

To recommend a resource be added to one of the library collections, contact the appropriate faculty liaison or librarian below or use the Suggest a Purchase form.

View the tables below to identify the designated collection development contacts for each academic department or subject area at each library.

For general questions about library acquisitions, contact Jen Culley, Acquisitions Librarian, at Jennifer.Culley@usm.edu or 601.266.6209.

Cook Library Faculty Liaisons and Liaison Librarians

Academic Department

Faculty Liaison

Liaison Librarian – Cook Library

Accounting

Mary Anderson

Tracy Englert

Advanced Practice (Nursing)

Lachel Story

Elena Azadbakht

Anthropology and Sociology

Bridget Hayden

Anne Hudson

Art and Design

Jennifer Courts

Anne Hudson

Biological Sciences

Kenneth Curry

Tracy Englert

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Wujian Miao

Tracy Englert

Child and Family Studies

Alicia Deaver

Michele Frasier-Robinson

Coastal Sciences

Jeff Lotz

Joyce Shaw

Collaborative Nursing Care

Becky Newton

Elena Azadbakht

Communication Studies

Charles Tardy

Anne Hudson

Computing

Bikramjit Banerjee

Tracy Englert

Construction

Tulio Sulbaran

Tracy Englert

Criminal Justice

Lisa Nored

Tracy Englert

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

Katie Tonore

Michele Frasier-Robinson

Dance

Elizabeth Lentz

Anne Hudson

Economic Development, Tourism, and Sport Management

Juwon Choi

Elena Azadbakht

Educational Leadership and School Counseling

Steven Chesnut

Michele Frasier-Robinson

Educational Studies and Research

Steven Chesnut

Michele Frasier-Robinson

English

Kay Harris

Anne Hudson

Finance, Real Estate, and Business Law

Wayne Kelly

Anne Hudson

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Katie Angus

Anne Hudson

Geography and Geology

Frank Heitmuller

Tracy Englert

History

Pamela Tyler

Anne Hudson

Human Capital Development

Cyndi Gaudet

Tracy Englert

Interdisciplinary Studies

Marek Steedman

Anne Hudson

Kinesiology

Jerry Purvis

Elena Azadbakht

Library and Information Science

Teresa Welsh

Michele Frasier-Robinson

Management and International Business

Wanda Fannell

Michele Frasier-Robinson

Marine Science

William (Monty) Graham

Adrienne McPhaul

Marketing and Merchandising

Melinda McLelland

Michele Frasier-Robinson

Mass Communication and Journalism

Cheryl Jenkins

Anne Hudson

Mathematics

John Perry

Tracy Englert

Medical Laboratory Science

Mary Lux

Elena Azadbakht

Music

Edward Hafer

Anne Hudson

Nutrition and Food Systems

Roxanne Kingston

Elena Azadbakht

Philosophy and Religion

Michael DeArmey

Anne Hudson

Physics and Astronomy

Ras Pandey

Tracy Englert

Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs

Sarah Cate

Anne Hudson

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Joseph Lott

Tracy Englert

Psychology

Joe Olmi

Michele Frasier-Robinson

Public Health

Susan Dobson

Elena Azadbakht

Science and Mathematics Education

Sherry Herron

Tracy Englert

Social Work

Tim Rehner

Elena Azadbakht

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Edward Goshorn

Elena Azadbakht

Systems Leadership and Health Outcomes (Nursing)

Sat Ananda Hayden

Elena Azadbakht

Theatre

John Warrick

Anne Hudson


Gulf Coast Library Liaison Librarians

Academic Department

Liaison Librarian – Gulf Coast Library

Accounting

Allisa Beck

Advanced Practice (Nursing)

Adrienne McPhaul

Anthropology and Sociology

Allisa Beck

Art and Design

Allisa Beck

Biological Sciences

Adrienne McPhaul

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Adrienne McPhaul

Child and Family Studies

Peter Dean

Coastal Sciences

Joyce Shaw

Collaborative Nursing Care

Adrienne McPhaul

Communication Studies

Allisa Beck

Computing

Adrienne McPhaul

Construction

Adrienne McPhaul

Criminal Justice

Adrienne McPhaul

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

Peter Dean

Dance

Allisa Beck

Economic Development, Tourism, and Sport Management

Allisa Beck

Educational Leadership and School Counseling

Peter Dean

Educational Studies and Research

Peter Dean

English

Allisa Beck

Film Studies

Allisa Beck

Finance, Real Estate, and Business Law

Allisa Beck

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Allisa Beck

Geography and Geology

Adrienne McPhaul

History

Allisa Beck

Human Capital Development

Adrienne McPhaul

Interdisciplinary Studies

Allisa Beck

Kinesiology

Adrienne McPhaul

Library and Information Science

Peter Dean

Management and International Business

Allisa Beck

Marine Science

Adrienne McPhaul

Marketing and Merchandising

Allisa Beck

Mass Communication and Journalism

Allisa Beck

Mathematics

Adrienne McPhaul

Medical Laboratory Science

Adrienne McPhaul

Music

Allisa Beck

Nutrition and Food Systems

Adrienne McPhaul

Philosophy and Religion

Allisa Beck

Physics and Astronomy

Adrienne McPhaul

Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs

Allisa Beck

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Adrienne McPhaul

Psychology

Peter Dean

Public Health

Adrienne McPhaul

Science and Mathematics Education

Adrienne McPhaul

Social Work

Adrienne McPhaul

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Adrienne McPhaul

Systems Leadership and Health Outcomes (Nursing)

Adrienne McPhaul

Theatre

Allisa Beck


Gunter Library Faculty Liaison and Liaison Librarian

Academic Department

Faculty Liaison

Liaison Librarian

Coastal Sciences

Jeff Lotz

Joyce Shaw