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Hannon Library Sustainable Collection Growth, 2018-2023

A three-year project to strategically withdraw library materials in order to make space for collection growth without compromising access to the scholarly record.

Faculty Review

Review will be done in batches by Library of Congress call number range, organized whenever possible to map with disciplines by LMU department. After the library has created each list of candidates for review and the liaison has identified books to remain in the collection, faculty are invited to come to the library to review the remaining items.

Department chairs and Faculty Library Representatives in relevant disciplines will be notified via email that a set of books are available for physical review for a period of 3-4 weeks (with reminder halfway). During this period faculty are invited to visit the review area, where they can recommend specific books to retain in the library collections, or to request that they be given the book to keep for personal use after withdrawal.

Faculty in all disciplines are welcome to engage in the review process for any subject area. With this in mind, reminders about the process and subject areas coming up for review will also be shared regularly through School/College Faculty/Staff newsletters.

The review space is located in the library level 2 staff area just beyond the restrooms, and open review will be available from 9am-4:45pm Monday through Friday. If you wish to arrange an alternative time to visit, please contact Glenn Johnson-Grau (contact info to the left). 

Spring 2022 Review Schedule

Department / Discipline Review Dates
Sociology February 1 - March 25
African American Studies February 7 - March 11
Women's & Gender Studies February 7 - March 11
Chicana/o Latina/o Studies March 7 - April 1
Jewish Studies March 7 - April 1
Asian & Asian American Studies March 28 - April 22

Spring 2020 Review Schedule - Disrupted in March 2020

Disciplines not listed in schedule below will not be reviewed before August 2020. A new schedule will be posted and faculty will be notified at the completion of Phase II.

NOTE : Faculty from interdisciplinary/area studies who wish to engage with the project are strongly encouraged to review the Sociology books between Jan 27-Mar 27, as this is where the vast majority of the books under review this semester will be available. 


Department / Discipline Review Dates
Sociology January 27 - March 27
African-American Studies March 2 - March 27
Women's & Gender Studies March 2 - March 27
Chicana/o Latina/o Studies March 16 - April 10
Jewish Studies March 16 - April 10
Asian & Asian American Studies April 6 - May 1

Completed Review Areas

Spring 2019


Business Law / Marketing


Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering / Computer Science


Health & Human Sciences

Library Science


Mechanical Engineering


Fall 2019




Political Science


Marital & Family Therapy

Urban & Environmental Studies