But I was an English major as an undergrad. What do I know about biblical theology resources? If this type of thought has crossed your mind, you are not alone! No one can know everything about every academic discipline.There are people who know, however, who can help us develop a more complete library collection. But guess what? They do not know everything either! It takes the collective effort of many to truly provide a well-rounded collection that supports your degree programs. Collaboration is key, especially for solo librarians with limited time and resources, but this applies to all librarians. The information in this article is the collaborative result of five of the Association of Christian Librarian’s (ACL’s) solo librarians and was presented to the Solo Librarian Interest Group at the 2021 ACL Conference. Some of the comments from other solos during the presentation discussion are also included. By using resources already at your disposal and by building a rapport with experts in their field, you can share the collection development responsibility and maintain a robust and relevant library.
Andrews, Grace; Carey, Renee; Jones, Jon; McConkey, Deborah H.; and Mancuso, Jim
""Distributed collection development: How to grow your library without knowing everything!","
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 65:
1, Article 12.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol65/iss1/12