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Library Collection Development Policy - Appendices

Appendix D: Gifts Policy

Gifts to the Library may be accepted by the Dean of the Library and the Collection Services Librarian. Individuals wishing to donate should email wilkej@unk.edu or telephone the library at 308.865.8535.

Donations made specifically to the Library's Curriculum Collection are accepted by the Curriculum Librarian at kruegerr@unk.edu. The telephone number: 308.865.8276.

Donations made specifically to the Special Collections are accepted by the Collection Services Librarian at muellersm@unk.edu. The telephone number: 308.865.8853.

Donations made specifically to the University Archives are accepted by the Archives Librarian at andersong@unk.edu. The telephone number: 308.865.8593.

The Library reserves the right to turn down any donation. Examples include college textbooks, damaged or defaced materials, and materials that do not con tribute to the mission of the Library or the University.

The Library reserves the right to dispose of any accepted materials as the Library deems appropriate in accordance with the needs of the Library and the University. At the time the donation is made, donors may request that materials not useful to the Library be returned. The Library will decide where gift materials will be placed in the collections. Any restrictions requested by donors must be approved in writing by the Dean of the Library at the time the gift is made.

Materials accepted by the Library and added to the collections become the property of the Library and the University and are subject to the policies and procedures that govern Library collections.

Donors are asked to bring gifts to the Library or have them sent. However, if it is impossible to bring the donation to the Library, materials may be picked up by Library staff, if feasible.

Each donor will receive a letter from the Dean acknowledging the gift. In accordance with the Statement on Appraisals of Gifts adopted by the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Library as an interested party cannot make appraisals of gifts. Acceptance of a gift does not mean the Library endorses an appraisal.

Donations may be publicized in Library and university publications. A donor must indicate to the Dean of the Library in writing if they wish the gift to remain anonymous.

Special Donation Guidelines

The Library is pleased to consider offers of unique or specialized collections that do not necessarily meet the standard guidelines above. In some cases, the Library may send a subject expert to review a special collection. To discuss a donation that is of unique value, please contact the Dean of the Library at: 308.865.8535.