About Our Collection

  • Our mission is to provide an advanced, current, and relevant collection to support the academics and research performed by IUP faculty and students. We strive to incorporate the latest in information technology and library best practices to provide superb information support to the entire IUP community.

    How We Build Our Collection

    Our collection development model employs a “bibliographer-liaison” model. Each academic department has a dedicated librarian (the bibliographer) who works directly with a specific faculty member in the department (the departmental liaison) to identify materials to purchase, and to make sure that the items being added to our collections support the academic needs of each department.

    For more information about collection development at IUP Libraries, check out the following pages:

    Contact Collection Development

    For questions, comments, or more information about our collections and collection development process, please contact Emily Szitas, Collection Development / Electronic Resources librarian (eszitas@iup.edu).