Collection Strategies

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.

News and Project Updates

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Call for Bradley Grant Applications

Faculty are invited to apply for the annual Robert B. Bradley Library Research Grants. The annual Robert B. Bradley Library Research Grants support the research and creative endeavors of our faculty while developing our library's world-class collections.  The deadline for submissions is October 4, 2023.

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

New Diversity & Inclusion Materials, 2021-2022

Through fundraising efforts such as the Great Give program and cost savings, the FSU Libraries were able to purchase a variety of Diversity and Inclusion archival electronic collections in 2021-2022

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Statistics and Data

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Select SUS & Peer Comparison of Expenditures

View set of charts representing comparisons of peer and selected SUS institutions total and materials expenditures.

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 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.