Librarians hope to achieve a well-rounded and developed collection to address the research needs of as many users as possible. While some materials may seem more relevant and valuable than others, please note that scholarly emphasis changes over time, and it is impossible to predict research trends of the future. Information considered outdated by today’s standards may be of historical research interest in years to come.
Potential criteria for deselection:
Continuous review of library materials is necessary as a means of maintaining an active library collection of current interest to users. Evaluations are necessary to determine whether the collection is meeting its objectives, how well it is serving its users, in which ways it is deficient, and what remains to be done to develop the collection. The Concordia University Chicago librarians continue to evaluate the library collection on a regular basis using a combination of standard methods that align with the ongoing information needs of the library’s users.