MHLS Home Collection Development Policy for MHLS Professional Collection

The collection is designed to fill the professional informational needs of member library directors, staff, trustees and system staff by housing and making available for loan current print information, that is not substantially available through existing electronic content, in the areas of:
· Administration and management
· Reference and collection development
· Programming
· Marketing, advocacy and funding
· Youth services
· Trustee support
Specific sub-areas of the collection are listed at

This collection is not available for holds through the OPAC, in order to limit the use to the target audience. It is available by staff placed holds or through an online request to the MHLS ILL Department.

The collection will be evaluated annually by MHLS senior staff:
· Circulation will be assessed, by category, through Millennium Management Reports
· Out-of-date materials will be weeded from the collection
· Additions to the collection will be based on system staff and users requests, budget permitting.

Professional journals: MHLS will keep the current year and one year back.

Revised 6/2005


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