Select materials covering the following topics: design, printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, art business, art history, graphic design.
Keep all basic materials, especially histories. Discard in the fine arts sparingly. Keep collections of music, engravings, finely illustrated books.
Select materials in the following areas: Accounting, Agribusiness, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, and Management.
Select high quality books related to accounting, finance, marketing, and agribusiness. Popular business titles age quickly; consider discarding works over ten years old unless considered classics.
Select materials in the following areas: Corporate Communication, Digital Media Management, Media, social media management, basic journalism.
Select for currency and applicability to general student research. Subtopics to select include media studies, public relations, and interpersonal communication.
Computer Science & Software Engineering
Includes the following disciplines: Software Engineering, Computer Science.
Curriculum Library (K-12 collection)
Prioritize award-winning books, classics, and books in underrepresented areas. Collection should be well-balanced and provide education students with a variety of materials for K-12 students, and should include a mixture of contemporary and classic books.
Retain all Newbery and Caldecott medalists, and literary classics and perennially popular titles. Weed nonfiction regularly for relevancy and accuracy.
Includes the following disciplines: Library media and information sciences, technology education, elementary education, teacher preparation, psychology.
Select high-quality books relating to teacher preparation, classroom management, theories in education, and current standards. Weed sparingly, focusing on outdated theories and concepts.
Includes popular fiction, audiovisual materials, and materials that cross disciplines.
Select materials with strong critical reviews and high popularity; weed as popularity wanes.
Includes teaching and technology, tech ed, English as a Second Language, and Library and Information Technology.
Select primarily online materials focusing on educational theory, research, and standards.
Kinesiology and Human Performance
Includes the following disciplines: Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science & Leisure Studies, Health Education, Physical Education K-12.
Language & Literature
Includes the following disciplines: English, Literature Studies, Professional Writing, English Education, literary criticism and theory.
Language: Keep classical authors and dictionaries of major foreign languages and any other languages taught. Selection in this area will largely overlap with Education. General interest topics, grammar guides, and accessible linguistics works may be selected.
Literature: Keep basic materials, especially works and criticism of classical authors. Keep literary history unless it is superseded by a better title; keep collected works unless definitely superseded; discard poets and dramatists no longer regarded in literary histories; discard the works of minor novelists whose works have not been re-issued and who are no longer of interest to readers.
Fiction: Select with an eye to books that will retain relevance. Award-winners, popular authors, and series may be selected.
Includes the following disciplines: Mathematics Education.
Includes the following disciplines: Music Education, Music Production & Recording, Piano Pedagogy, Music Composition.
Keep all basic materials, especially histories. Keep collections of music, engravings, finely illustrated books. Weed sparingly.
North Dakota Collection
Maintain as complete a collection as possible of fiction, nonfiction, and government documents related to the state of North Dakota, its indigenous people, and its heritage and history. Prioritize new books relating to the state and its peoples. Weed only when materials need to be replaced.
Purchase primarily quick reference and style guides; most print reference materials have been superseded by online resources. Online reference books for a specific discipline will be purchased from the funds budgeted for that discipline.
Weed outdated and inaccurate materials; replace only if no online counterpart exists or when the print book is used regularly.
Includes the following disciplines: Biology, Biology Education, Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Earth & Environmental Science, Fisheries & Wildlife Science, Health Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Physics.
Discard books with obsolete information or theories; all general works which have been superseded, unless they are classics in their fields. Botany and natural history should be inspected carefully before discarding.
Includes the following disciplines: Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, History, Human Services, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.
Ensure that controversial issues are represented from all viewpoints and that information is current, accurate, and fair. Requires frequent revision because much of the material will deal with problems of temporary interest, which can be replaced later by historical coverage of these topics.
History: Main factors: demand, accuracy of facts, and fairness of interpretation. Select according to demand and potential use, and when existing topic coverage requires updating. Consider discarding personal narratives and memoirs in favor of broader histories, unless the author is a person of interest or the book is notable for style or content. Discard contemporary writing which is now recorded in basic histories (such as World War II materials), historical works which are only summaries and are not authoritative, and works of travel over ten years old, unless distinguished by the style or the importance of the author. Keep histories which have become literary classics. Retain all items related to North Dakota history.