Collection Development Statement: Government Documents and Information


This statement was prepared by Frank Lester, Government Information Librarian, on 13 February 2018, and revised on 20 August 2023. This is a substantial update and revision of the April 1994 collection policy document prepared by Larry Romans, head of the former Government Information Unit (1988-2014).

Sections of the 1994 collection policy were adapted from policies originally authored by: Araby Greene, University of North Carolina, Asheville; Bryan Stack, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Eulalie Brown, University of New Mexico; Mary Webb Prophet, Denison University; and Peggy Walker, Florida Atlantic University.