Biography - Adult
Revised August 2012
This collection provides biographical and autobiographical information
about important historical and significant contemporary figures.
Sources on major historical and contemporary figures are maintained. This collection is influenced by the availability of electronic resources.
Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:
- electronic/Internet sources availability.
- new works.
- budget constraints.
- circulation statistics.
- patron requests.
- present and potential relevance to the community.
- shelf space.
- access to a fully developed collection at the main library.
- Sources on world figures are weeded as their subjects pass into
- Biographies of deceased movie stars of lesser stature are weeded.
- Works on pop culture figures whose popularity has passed are
weeded, unless having enduring influence or celebrity.
- Worn or torn titles unsuitable for circulation are weeded.