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Collection Development Policy Statement: Careers

Statement provided by Anita Ezzo on 8 March 2000 Page Coordinator: Emily Treptow Last updated: 10-10-13.


The Careers Collection houses English-language career resources in a variety of formats which circulate for 3 weeks. Since currency is desirable, rarely are materials older than 5 years retained. Emphasis is on fields of interest and study of MSU students as reflected by the curriculum; therefore, selection guidelines may be prioritized as follows:

  1. Guides to professional occupations for which a bachelor's, master's, or Ph.D. is required.
  2. Resume writing, interviewing, and other job hunting aids.
  3. General materials on career exploration and skills identification.
  4. Guides to free-lance, self-employment, and entrepreneurial opportunities.
  5. Study guides for various professional licensure exams (e.g. nursing and medical boards, real estate, C.P.A., etc.). Civil service test guides are not collected.
  6. Materials which support the employment needs and interests of university staff and the community in general (guides to opportunities in technical/skilled trades, clerical, civil service, etc.).
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