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Collection Development Policy Statement: Social Work

Levels of Collecting Intensity

LC Class

Subject

Level

HQ±

Family, Marriage, Women

3

HV 1-5840

Social and Public Welfare

 

HV 11

Education and Training

3

HV 15

History of Social Work and Social Welfare

3

HV 40-100

Social Work Practice

4

HV 697-4630

Protection – Special Classes

3

HV 4701-4890

Protection – Animals

2

HV 4961-4995

Degeneration

2

HV 5001-5840

Alcoholism and Drugs

3

 

±HQ 75-76 and HQ 1101-2030 is covered by Women and Gender Studies; some materials in HQ are also covered by Sociology as appropriate (content is relevant to the sociological study of marriage and the family)

Many topical areas within the social work collection areas are controversial, e.g. abortion. Materials are collected to represent all sides of the issue in compliance with the American Library Association code of ethics and principles of intellectual freedom.

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