The ultimate goal of any library is to provide its users with the right material at the right time.  To accomplish this goal, the broad selection strategy of the University Library is to assemble a collection of print and electronic materials that is strong in the curricular and research needs of the RMU community to the extent that budgetary resources will allow. 

Collection development funds are not allocated to individual academic departments based on enrollment or other quantitative measures. Rather, the Library Director, as well as other librarians who are responsible for collection development, will work closely with department chairpersons and other academic administrators in determining research and curricular support needs. 

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