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Collection Development
Forward purchase suggestions for books and journals.

Books and Articles not at UWF

If you need a book, article, or other resource that is not available at UWF, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.  Articles are sent electronically. Most books and other returnables (e.g., DVDs, microfilm) are received in about 2 weeks, and you will notified by email when they are available for you to pick up at the Reference desk.

Your Reference Librarians

Hillary Fox
Collection Development Coordinator
Subject Specialist for Environmental Studies, GIS, and Health Sciences

Melissa Gonzalez
Head of Reference
K-12 Representative
Subject Specialist for History, Political Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, Sociology, Multicultural & Gender Studies, Music

Shari Johnson
Electronic Resources Coordinator Librarian
Subject Specialist for Business, Hospitality, and Administration

Britt McGowan
Library Instruction Coordinator
Subject Specialist for English, Communication Arts, and Theater

Kellie Sparks
Evening Reference Librarian
Subject Specialist for Psychology, Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, Philosophy, and Religion

Caroline Thompson
Interlibrary Loan Coordinator
Subject  Specialist for Sciences and Art

Reference Assistants

Brooke Bowers
Scholarly Communications Coordinator           

Aric Daley
Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Specialist

Debbie Marshall
Collections Assistant

Esther Richard
Reference Assistant

Ashley Ward
Interlibrary Loan Lending Specialist

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If you would like to have embedded librarian assistance in your online classes or links for online resources, contact your subject specialists or complete this form:


Collection Development

Purchasing books and journals for the library is one of the responsibilities of the subject specialists. Forward purchase suggestions to the appropriate subject librarian for consideration.

Each year, the library allocates money for book acquisitions and journal subscriptions. Book acquisitions are shared among disciplines and purchase suggestions are especially sought from faculty and department library representatives. 

Journal subscriptions are largely purchased online from vendors, professional societies, and individual publishers. Because our library collections budget has not increased, but inflation rates annually increase, we are willing to receive suggestions for new journals subscriptions if existing individual subscriptions that no longer reflect research interests can be canceled. Contact your subject specialist for more information.