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:
- Collecting information about the library’s service community.
- Developing a community survey.
- Performing an analysis and making recommendations.
The following is my needs assessment for the New York Botanical Gardens, LuEsther T. Mertz Library: