New faculty members may have teaching and research interests that fall outside the current collection scope of the University Libraries. In recognition of that fact, the Dean of Libraries annually sets aside a modest allocation to support requests from new faculty for one-time or start-up purchases. This allocation allows the Libraries to provide prompt, one-time funding as requests are received and to reassess long-term collection policies. The University Libraries welcomes suggestions about materials purchases, but reserves the right to make all decisions about materials purchased for the collections. Please direct requests to Michael Arthur, Department Head, Resource Acquisition and Discovery, The University Libraries.