To suggest an item for purchase by the De Paul Library please send an email or contact the Circulation Desk at 913-758-6306.
Danielle Dion, MBA, MLIS, MA
Vice President, Keleher Learning Commons and Student Development
Contact Danielle for division administration needs and suggestions.
Director of the Keleher Learning Commons
Contact Ashley for instruction requests, collection suggestions, donations, faculty research needs, circulation related questions, interlibrary loan requests, reserves, as well as to get help with educational technology.
Collaboration between library staff, faculty and students is essential to successful collection management. Decisions regarding suggestions for library purchases or gift acceptance will be based on the following criteria:
To make a specific request for purchase or recommend subject development, contact the De Paul Library Director.
Interested in making a donation of books and other library materials? Contact the De Paul Library Director for a decision about acceptance of the gift.
Materials will be considered for addition to the collections by assessment of their quality and value to the strategic goals of the library. Offered items should be current or classic, and be in good physical condition, free of stains, mildew, missing pages or markings. In general, gifts should meet the same criteria for selection as other new acquisitions.
Gifts will only be accepted when offered unconditionally to the library. Donors are advised that:
In accordance with IRS regulations, the library does not evaluate gifts for tax purposes. Appraisals are the responsibility of the donor. However, each donor will receive a written acknowledgement, with a count of items donated, and the date received by the library unless requested otherwise.
Library material that has gone missing, not been returned or damaged will be replaced as long as the item is still available for purchase through the book trade, is determined to still be appropriate and relevant to the collection, and is allowed by library budget.
Users responsible for lost or damaged items will be charged replacement fees.
To enable the location of current, accurate and relevant information, it is necessary to remove materials that no longer serve the needs of the USM community. Regular collection maintenance makes available materials more visible and increases overall use of the library resources.
These factors are considered when an item is to be reviewed for withdrawal:
If faculty members question specific discard decisions, contact the Library Director, who will consider those recommendations.