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Collection development is the process of developing and maintaining the library collections to meet the information needs of Upstate's students, faculty and staff. This includes assessing, acquiring, and managing materials in all formats for all subjects and disciplines. 

All library faculty participate in collection development in certain subjects and/or disciplines by serving as liaisons to academic program departments and schools.  Communication with discipline faculty determines materials needed for enhancing subject areas within the library’s collections.  Participation is encouraged when selecting, de-selecting, and evaluating materials for each respective area.

Subject areas as assigned using the Library of Congress classification system.

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Disciplines Resource Selectors Subject Librarians
Advanced Manufacturing Management Andrew Kearns Andrew Kearns
African-American Studies Erika Montgomery Erika Montgomery
Art and Graphic Design  Laura Karas Laura Karas
Biology    Virginia Cononie Virginia Cononie
Business / Economics / Non-Profit Administration Jonathan Newton John Siegel
Chemistry Camille McCutcheon Erika Montgomery
Children's Literature    Camille McCutcheon Camille McCutcheon
Communication / Speech / Journalism Laura Karas Laura Karas
Community Health John Siegel John Siegel
Computer Science Erika Montgomery Erika Montgomery
Criminal Justice Laura Karas Laura Karas
Education (Undergraduate) Laura Karas Laura Karas
Education (Visual Impairment) Camille McCutcheon Camille McCutcheon
Engineering Technology Management Andrew Kearns Andrew Kearns
English Allison Read Allison Read
Exercise Science  John Siegel John Siegel
Film Studies Camille McCutcheon Camille McCutcheon
Fine Arts & Photography Laura Karas Laura Karas
Geography Camille McCutcheon Camille McCutcheon
Geology Virginia Cononie Virginia Cononie
Graphic Design Laura Karas Laura Karas
Health Informatics Camille McCutcheon Erika Montgomery
History Camille McCutcheon Ann Merryman
Interdisciplinary Studies   Mark Smith Mark Smith
Informatics Erika Montgomery Erika Montgomery
Mathematics Virginia Cononie Virginia Cononie
Military & Naval Science Camille McCutcheon Ann Merryman
Music Andrew Kearns Andrew Kearns
Nursing Camille McCutcheon Andrew Kearns
Philosophy Mark Smith Mark Smith
Physical Education John Siegel John Siegel
Physics Virginia Cononie Virginia Cononie
Political Science Camille McCutcheon Ann Merryman
Psychology John Siegel John Siegel
Religion Mark Smith Mark Smith
Sociology Erika Montgomery Erika Montgomery
Theatre Allison Read Allison Read
Women's & Gender Studies John Siegel John Siegel
World Languages Allison Read Allison Read