Vance Memorial Library
A faculty member from each college acts as representative to the Library. The representative interacts with the Library on behalf of his college, but he also interacts with his college on behalf of the Library. Members of the current Library Committee will be asked to serve as representatives for their colleges. If a college does not have a member on the Library Committee, then the dean of that college will be asked to name a representative.
The Library representative:
Each year, a certain amount of the Library's budget is set aside to purchase items requested by members of the faculty. The college's representative is responsible for coordinating these requests.
The deans and faculty of each college will determine distribution of recommended expenditures and priorities for purchases based on their departmental needs. The Library staff strives to provide necessary resources in a fair and equitable fashion.
To ensure that items ordered for a specific fiscal year are paid for in the same fiscal year, the Library has set an annual schedule for receiving orders from the Library representative. The annual schedule follows this plan:
NOTE: if any of the above dates falls on a weekend, please refer to the representative’s letter you received in August for the exact dates.
If the representative has not submitted the required percentage by the above annual due dates, the unencumbered amounts may be used for other college’s requests, at the discretion of the Library Director, with recommendations from the Library faculty.
The Library Director is available to assist in determining the availability and cost of proposed acquisitions. Publishers’ and vendors’ catalogs are available for perusal upon request. For further details, please contact the Library Director.