The Geology Librarian will evaluate gifts utilizing the Geological Sciences Collection Development Policy and for duplication, condition, and relevance to the instructional or research objectives.
Books, journals and maps meriting selection will go through the MSU Libraries gift process for formal acquisition. Materials not meeting selection criteria may be offered to other geoscience libraries in the US or Canada through GEONET-L and other contacts. Some materials will be offered to students and faculty via the "Free" in the Map Library or through the required University Surplus procedure. Materials unwanted by anyone or unable to be sold (such as US Depository items) will be recycled.