When you begin thinking about starting a new program, it is a good idea to contact your library liaison. Share with them your general proposal, expected focus of the curriculum, level of courses (undergraduate, masters, doctoral), if there are any common curriculum materials used for instruction (e.g.,. textbooks, videos, datasets, collected readings), and expected enrollment. Please also confirm if the program will have an online component.
Once you share this information, your liaison can begin working with you to determine if the library has adequate materials within the given subject area and in the format needed. If the library collection doesn’t have the needed resources, we will work with you to identify appropriate materials and then provide you information regarding cost, format, and access options. These details can then be used to correctly respond to the “Library Resources Verification” section of your Curriculum Change Request.