Allocation of Funds
The Odum Library collection budget is divided among the departments according to a formula based upon the number of credit hours generated by a department and the average cost of materials (monographs and serials) for the discipline. This allocation is distributed to the college deans, then to department chairs, and finally to the department coordinator. Coordinators will receive letters in the early Fall and Spring semester concerning their department's budget and schedule for ordering deadlines. (Library's Materials Budget FY 2015)
What can you use the funds for? / General ordering policy
Books, serials and audiovisual materials are selected and ordered by departmental faculty according to an established library collection development policy. Textbooks, brochures, workbooks and other expendable materials may not be ordered. Any computer software requested must be for instructional purposes. Periodically, the department should review their journals and databases and submit by May 1 of each year any additions or cancellations. Visit the Acquisitions calendar for more information.
Library Reference & Special Collections Pool
The Library Reference/Special Collections Pool was established to enhance the instructional and/or research mission of the university. The pool has two releases, one in fall and one in spring. The Library Reference/Special Collections Pool funding supplements and is in addition to the usual annually allocated library materials budget. (Library's Materials Budget FY 2015)