Collection Strategies

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FSU Libraries strives to meet the research and learning needs of our scholars by providing timely and consistent access to scholarly materials. On this page, you can learn more about our strategies as well as find data, news, and information related to collection development activities at Florida State University.

The guidelines below are followed in collection decisions made by the Florida State University Libraries:

New Faculty Grants Deadline

The University Libraries offer New Faculty Collection Development Grants to newly hired full-time tenure track faculty. These grants provide eligible faculty members with up to $1,000 to order books and media materials for our permanent collection. Requests can be submitted via the Faculty Development Grant form. Please include your name in the request, select your department, and in the notes field add a note “New Faculty Grant.” These funds cannot be used for subscriptions or other resources that incur an annual continuing cost. The following deadlines are currently in effect:

  • Faculty hired during the 2022-2023 Academic Year: January 31, 2024
  • Faculty hired during the 2023-2024 Academic Year: January 31, 2025

For more information please contact your subject librarian.

New Online Collections 2022-2023

Additional Resources

Materials Suggestion Form

Faculty may make recommendations of books or other materials for the library to purchase by using this resource.

Popular Literature Collection

The FSU Libraries' popular literature collection, curated by our librarians and staff, can be found next to Starbucks in Strozier Library.

Faculty Senate Library Committee

The FSU Libraries regularly consult with the Faculty Senate Library Committee about upcoming projects and strategies.