George Mason University

Collection Development & Preservation

Responsibilities and Objectives

The mission of the Collection Development & Preservation Department is to support George Mason University's committment to lifelong learning and academic excellence by providing an outstanding research collection for its students, faculty, and staff.  To this end, the department will actively select materials that develop a strong collection in collaboration with faculty and students to ensure relevance to evolving instructional, curricular, and research needs.  Ongoing review and evaluation of library resources and services are carried out in collaboration with the university community to determine the nature of resources and services needed.


David Gibbs
Head, Collection Development & Preservation
(703) 993-9058

Betsy Appleton
Electronic Resources Librarian
(703) 993-3713

Lene Palmer

Preservation Librarian
(703) 993-2667

Michelle Polchow
Electronic Resources Support Specialist
(703) 993-3714

Madeline Kelly
Collection Development Support Specialist
(703) 993-2849

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