Drain-Jordan Library, Liaisons, West Virginia State University
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Library Liaisons

Librarians are assigned to liaison areas for the purposes of collection development and progammatic support. At present most of the library funding is concentrated in periodicals and databases subscriptions. Rachael Jackson is in charge of purchases in these areas (rachael.jackson@wvstateu.edu, 304-755-5222).

The criteria used to maintain and select items for the collection is as follows:

  • Accreditation Requirements
  • Federal Government Standards
  • Program Development and Program Requirements
  • High Usage Statistics - online content automatically generates usage lists, print materials are tracked with physical lists within each department
  • Affordability in Pricing
  • Faculty/Student Requests
Periodical and database prices increase almost every year. If a periodical title is listed as "full text" in one of WVSU's database subscriptions, it usually is not purchased in a physical format