Core Publishing has released the digital version of the tenth guide in the Sudden Selector’s Guide series, the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Mathematics Resources. Full of resources that are critical to the field of mathematics, this guide aims to give new selectors of mathematics materials the tools and strategies necessary for compiling and establishing a robust collection that meets the needs of mathematics faculty and students. Readers will come away with an understanding of the core concepts and current trends that will enable them to be successful in their new role.
Mathematics is a complex and varied discipline that can be both fascinating and intimidating. This volume demystifies the field for “sudden” mathematics selectors and provides a solid foundation for librarians engaged in math collection development, outreach and instruction. Through a comprehensive overview of the most important resources, publishers and professional organizations, readers receive the knowledge and tools to help them effectively manage collections and engage with mathematics faculty and students. In addition, special attention is given to topics like information literacy and scholarly communications as they relate to mathematics teaching and research, as well as diversity and the role of women in the field.
Sponsored by the former Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS), the Sudden Selector’s Guide series is designed to help library workers become acquainted with the tools, resources, people and organizations that can help them develop collections in new or unfamiliar subject areas. Other guides in the series include the Sudden Selector’s Guide to Philosophy Resources, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Romance Languages and Literatures, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Geography and GIS, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Government Publications, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Physics Resources, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Biology Resources, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Chemistry Resources, Sudden Selector’s Guide to Communication Studies Resources and Sudden Selector’s Guide to Business Resources. Each of these guides is available in print and/or PDF in the ALA Store. Peruse Core publications and discover additional resources in library leadership, management, technology, operations, collection management and more.