The Business/Management collection serves the needs of the Boston College Carroll School of Management, as well as the related needs of researchers and students in the other social and applied sciences. The Business and Management bibliographer selects materials based on user requests, curricular needs and knowledge of the discipline. The bibliographers collaborate with the School of Management community and purchase requests by faculty and graduate students whenever possible.
In support of the general collection development efforts of the Boston College Libraries the business and management librarian strives to collect materials authored by a wide range of individuals and from a variety of perspectives. Teaching and research support for faculty and grad students and curricular support for undergraduate students are the primary goals. Business and Management as a discipline cuts across many subject areas including but not limited to:
Format decisions follow the General Collection Development Policy. We do consider preferences of patrons, curricular needs, and other factors.
The majority of selections are for English language material. Acquisitions in other languages are made based on faculty request or a specific need.
Selection focuses on current scholarship, but retrospective acquisitions are made following changes to the curriculum or other specific needs.
Retention follows the General Collection Development Policy.
Gifts are accepted according to the General Gifts Policy.