Collections Management Policy

Heritage Resources exists as a division within Western Libraries. The Director acts as chief administrative officer and reports to the Dean of Libraries who authorizes the operating budget. Staff include library faculty, professional exempt and classified personnel, volunteers, students, and interns. Each unit within Heritage Resources is managed by qualified archival or special collections professionals. Specialized advisory boards consisting of representatives from the university and the community may be appointed, in consultation with the Dean of Libraries, to provide guidance and advice on matters of development and mission. Oversight of collection guidelines, the designation of staff and resources for collection development and maintenance, and review and revision of the collection policy resides with the Director. The Director, in coordination with the head of each unit, determines policy regarding the acquisition and disposition of collections. Certain functions of the University Archives are authorized through separate university policy (see POL-U4910.01 Managing University Archival Records).

See the full Heritage Resources Collection Management Policy here.