Core Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Interest Group

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Purpose: Discusses the various collection development and collection management issues of concern to large research libraries, especially issues affecting diverse collections that support a broad spectrum of instructional, research, and cultural programs. Provide sa forum for the exchange of information on new developments, techniques, challenges, and opportunities in managing library collections, as well as seeking opportunities for collaboration and cooperation to increase the effectiveness and efficiencies of support for our institutions.

This interest group is part of Core's Metadata and Collections Section.

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  • 1.  Retiring from NLM

    Posted Dec 21, 2023 03:39 PM

    Dear colleagues,

    I want to let you know that I will be retiring from NLM on Dec. 30.  I have been a member of this group for a long time and have appreciated the sharing of information and ideas. I wish everyone well.


    After January 1, 2024, Margaret McGhee, Chief of the Collection Branch, will be the NLM representative. Her email is


    If someone could please add her to the email list and the ALA group, I'd appreciate it.   


    Best wishes,


    Jennifer L. Marill

    Chief, Technical Services Division

    National Library of Medicine

    National Institutes of Health

    8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894  |  301.480.1472

  • 2.  RE: Retiring from NLM

    Posted Dec 21, 2023 04:42 PM

    Congratulations, Jennifer! I'll get Margaret added to the CCDO roster and list in the new year.


    Best wishes in your retirement. I hope everyday feels like Saturday.




    Dracine Hodges

    Associate University Librarian for Collections Services

    Duke University Libraries