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Physical Education and Leisure Studies Collection Development Policy

Bobst Library, New York University
Scott Collard, Librarian for Psychology, Education, and Linguistics

Purpose

The collection supports the curricular and research Interests of students and faculty. The School of Education, B.S., M.A., Ed.D., and sixth Year Certificate programs in both Recreation and Leisure Studies and Physical Education and Sport are the principal but not exclusive constituencies for whom the library collects. The major emphases of these programs include therapeutic recreation and adapted physical education in school, institutional, and adapted physical education in school, institutional, community, and commercial settings. As well as recreation administration and physical fitness.The library also collects in support of School of Continuing Education's M.S. in Hospitality Studies.

Note: Aspects of leisure studies that include rehabilitation are covered in the collection development statement for Medical and Health science.

Scope

  1. Language

    Materials are almost exclusively in English or translations into English. Occasional items are purchased in French and other major European languages on the sociology of sport.

  2. Geographical Areas

    Primary emphasis is on the United States but material is also acquired on sport and society from around the world.

  3. Chronological Periods

    Major emphasis in on current material. Historical material is purchased selectively.

Types of Materials

Monographs, serials, and collections of essays of a scholarly nature form the core of the collection. Upper level textbooks and collections of previously published readings are occasionally selected in areas where alternative sources of information are not plentiful. Works on teaching and coaching techniques, sports figures, and other such works aimed at a popular audience are acquired very selectively. Sports manuals and rule books are also acquired quite selectively. Clinical works on sports medicine are generally not acquired.

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Collection

Monographs, serials, and collections of essays of a scholarly nature form the core of the collection. Upper level textbooks and collections of previously published readings are occasionally selected in areas where alternative sources of information are not plentiful. Works on teaching and coaching techniques, sports figures, and other such works aimed at a popular audience are acquired very selectively. Sports manuals and rule books are also acquired quite selectively. Clinical works on sports medicine are generally not acquired.

Other Resources

The library's monographic holdings are supplemented by the extensive ERIC microfiche collection, which contains a substantial amount of fugitive literature on areas of interest to students in Physical Education particularly. The collection includes a solid core of the most frequently cited and requested journals in both Physical Education and Leisure Studies.

Subjects & Collecting Levels

LC Class Subject ECS CCI
GISS Tourist Trade B B
GV14, GV342-6, GV706 Theory and Philosophy of Physical Function C C
GV1-200; GV571 Recreation and Sport in Society
History of Specific Sports B B
Leisure and Leisure Industry B C
Leisure - Psychological Aspects C C
Sociology of Sport B C
Sociology of Leisure(see also Sociology Policy Statement) B C
GV361-447 Teaching Physical Education and Sports C B
GV347-350, GV710 Coaching Sports B B
GV160, GV181-200 Recreational Administration B C
GV450-555 Physical Fitness and Exercise A B
QP31-33, QP303 Physiology of Exercise, Biodynamics, Kinesiology(see also Biology and Medicine Statements) C C
Sports Medicine A B
RM719-721, RM737 Therapeutic Recreation and Adapted Physical Education B-C C
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