1. Choose two libraries of the same type (academic, public, school) with written and accessible collection
development policies. You can use the internet to search: collection development policies.
2. Using Whitehead, 1989 “How to write a collection development policy” and IFLA’s 2001 “Guidelines
for a collection development policy using the conspectus model” as templates contrast and compare
both policies in terms of:
• Library mission
• Audience
• Community/users
• Size
• Collection focus/scope
• Languages
• Formats
• Acquisition
• Selection
• Gifts
• Preservation
• Weeding/discarding
• Administration
• Any other element or section
3. Write a report of a maximum of 5 pages

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