Training Programs

Collection Development

This course introduces the basic concepts and rules followed by libraries to build up and develop their collections of books and other information resources according to a comprehensive vision for the best interest of library patrons and the beneficiaries' community. The course highlights the importance of collection development policies in libraries and other topics related to collection development of all types of information resources. The course also covers the criteria for selecting new resources, collection evaluation, the role of reference services specialists in the collection development process, and the different stages of information resource acquisition, starting from title selection until the physical placement of shelves.

6 hours (one day)


Target audience
Information professionals, publishers, library science students and academics.

Academic or professional knowledge of library science.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to the collection development concept
  • Main concepts
  • Types of libraries
  • Library collections
  • Collection development of library collections
  • Collection development policy

Registration will be available soon.