The human resources development collection directly supports instructional programs and faculty interests.  Faculty requests and instructional materials are prioritized.  Broad access to the journal literature is achieved through aggregator databases and journal packages augmented by title by title subscriptions.  Access to important monograph literature is achieved through subscriptions to ebook collections, evidence-based acquisition plans, and title by title selections.  

Departments/programs/subject areas supported

The Human Resource Development programs offered are combined undergraduate/graduate, online graduate and on campus graduate.  Certificate programs are also offered.  The HRD program is designed to prepare graduates for professional careers. Required courses include Financial and Human Capital, HR Analytics, Organizational Development, Strategic Workforce Planning, Employment Law, Training & Development & Strategic HR.  Electives include courses on benefits, compensation, diversity, technology, and research methods and ethics to name a few. Graduates should quality for HRCI and SHRM certifications.

The research interests of full time faculty include training, change management, HR metrics, diversity, and leadership.  Adjunct faculty have advanced degrees and hold leadership positions across many industries and in a wide range of HR functions. 

Resources Collected

NOTE: Electronic format is preferred for all Library holdings unless otherwise noted.

  • Peer reviewed scholarly journals (electronic only)
  • Major bibliographic databases (electronic only)

Resources and materials collected selectively or by request:

NOTE: Electronic format is preferred for all Library holdings unless otherwise noted.

  • Scholarly monographs
  • Practice related publications.
  • Highly significant popular books 
  • Assigned course materials

Resources not collected:

Collaborations within the library

This department does not have dedicated funding and relies on funding generally supporting the business programs and psychology.

External collaborations

The library participates in several consortial and cooperative organizations such as PALCI and Lyrasis in order to achieve beneficial terms and pricing.