Philosophy, Policy, and Procedures Governing the Acceptance and Processing of In-Kind Gifts
Gifts enable the IU Kokomo Library [subsequently known as Library] to broaden and enrich its holdings. The acceptance of gifts also strengthens the relationship between the library and its communities and provides a way by which a donor can share his or her intellectual interests with future generations.
The written collection development philosophy and policies of the Library, and library procedures found in this document govern the acceptance and stewardship of gifts in order to assure that the interests of both the Library and the donor are served. This document does not apply to acceptance of materials to be housed in the IU Kokomo Archives.
- It is the Philosophy of the IU Kokomo Library that collections should be developed according to the mission statements of Indiana University Kokomo and the Library. The Library will develop its resources to support the work of its users, including faculty, students, staff, and the wider community of North Central Indiana. Specific collection interests vary from time to time, but in general, the Library's collections relate to:
- Those fields of research and study offered at IU Kokomo.
- Materials of particular interst to the Kokomo geographic area
- It is the Policy of the Library to only accept gifts from donors when such acceptance furthers the mission of the Library and when the intent of the donor can be reasonably and legally accommodated without undue stress upon the Library's resources, systems, and staff. The Library will not accept gifts for which it cannot provide appropriate stewardship.
- The following Procedures seek to normalize the handling of incoming gift material.