Revised August 2012
This area is minimally developed since it depends on the more comprehensive
coverage of the Adult nonfiction collection.
- 600 Technology (Applied science). Current technology topics
used for reports are developed and maintained. Information about inventors
is also maintained.
- 610 Medical sciences. This large section of the collection
covers areas targeted for young adults. Topics such as medical information
dealing with sexual activity and diseases, pregnancy, birth control,
sexual hygiene, body development/changes in maturation, drugs' physical
effects, and mental health are developed and maintained. Anatomy information
for reports on specific body parts is developed and maintained. Areas
of diet, sports medicine, cosmetic surgery, and learning disabilities
specifically written for young adults are maintained. Current information
on diseases affecting young adults such as diabetes, cancer, hearing
loss, etc. is developed and maintained.
- 620 Engineering and allied operations. In this diverse area
of development for young adults, the subjects of airplanes and rocket
development, history, and famous people are maintained. Boat and train
sources are maintained. Environmental experiment topics are developed
and maintained. Sources on automobile engines, how they work, careers,
race car information, and custom cars are maintained. Biographical information
about inventors is also maintained.
- 630 Agriculture and related technologies. Information with
a focus on pet care, including both usual and unusual pets, is maintained.
- 640 Home economics and family living. Few cookbooks for young
adults are collected since the adult cookbook collection more than meets
the needs of young adults. Topics of interest to young adults' nutrition,
vegetarianism, sewing, self-esteem, personal grooming, young adult parenting,
and developing social skills are developed and maintained.
- 650 Management and auxiliary services. Job hunting books written
for young adults and job information sources are developed and maintained.
- 660 Chemical engineering and related technologies. A small
collection limited to precious metals and genetic engineering sources
- 680 Manufacture for specific uses. A small collection with
focus on popular collecting topics for young adults is maintained.
- 690 Buildings. A small collection with a total historic focus
Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:
- limited availability of material for young adults meeting the criteria
of visual appeal and appropriate vocabulary.
- electronic/Internet sources availability.
- new works.
- budget constraints.
- circulation statistics.
- patron requests.
- present and potential relevance to young adult patrons.
- shelf space.
- The emphasis is on current medical information for young adults. This
area should be no older than two to three years.
- Experimentation titles should be of current interests.
- Damaged materials will be considered for replacement by updated materials