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Collection Development Statement

Please remember, when our newest materials are publicized, you see a very small window of our collection.  Recent purchases made, attempt to balance our existing collection.  You are also seeing the newest books to arrive and the newest books processed through our cataloging department.  Due to staff furloughs during the COVID crisis, very few new materials were purchased or processed since April this year.  The backlog created an unfortunate combination of new materials presented this week.  Many more books of differing political views are currently in our collection and on order.  As stated in our Collection Development Philosophy and Goals, “the Library attempts to offer a collection that represents a variety of points of view, including positions that may be considered controversial or unpopular”.  As professional librarians, we take no political position and strive to provide resources from various perspectives.