Letter to Faculty, May 13, 2019

Dear Danforth Campus Faculty,

I am writing to share with you that the second and final phase of the Libraries’ Short-term Collection Space Management Project closed on May 12.

We have received a few requests to retain some of the materials identified for deaccessioning during the Project. A list of titles retained by the Libraries will be posted on the Project website.

The Libraries understand that some faculty may want to obtain select deaccessioned materials for personal use. Please contact your Subject Librarian before May 17 to arrange for pickup.

As a reminder, the goal of this Project was to alleviate the Libraries’ collection space shortage by selectively removing outdated reference works and print journal volumes to which the University Libraries have immediate or near-immediate alternative access. This project reduced the immediate space congestion thereby allowing the Libraries time to develop a long-term collection management strategy ensuring there is sufficient space to preserve research collections and to incorporate our normal acquisition of new books in the coming years. Project information can be found at Collection Space Management Initiative.

As always, I am happy to receive your inquiries or comments.

Best regards,

Denise Stephens
Vice Provost and University Librarian