What roles does, should and shouldn’t the Library play in managing reading lists?

  • Who is responsible for maintaining the reading list?
  • Does the Library dictate or provide guidance on the structure of reading lists?
  • Who or what dictates the maximum size of a reading list?
  • What dictates the type of material that can be added to a reading list?
  • Who decides whether material is purchased in print or electronic format?
  • How do you ensure compliance with copyright regulations?
  • Who decides how many copies of a particular (print) title need to be purchased?
  • How is the budget split between reading lists? (e.g. first come first served, set amount per module)
  • Who decides which loan category (e.g. short loan) a new copy of an item on a reading list is assigned to?