Collection Development Series Part I

I am currently enrolled in the LIS class, “Collection Development & Selecting Materials.” In an effort to better understand how a library works toward developing their collection students were assigned a library in which to perform a needs assessment. The assessment was broken into three parts:

  1. Collecting information about the library’s service community.
  2. Developing a community survey.
  3. Performing an analysis and making recommendations.

The following is my needs assessment for the New York Botanical Gardens, LuEsther T. Mertz Library:

Community Analysis and Survey Presentation

Full Needs Assessment