Collections Committee

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The Collections Committee determines the scope and content to be accessible on or via the Catholic Portal and authors the CRRA Collection Development Policy.

2017/18 goals:

  • Introduce use of the DAC-developed “rare tool,” which members can use to check their Portal MARC records against the number of holdings in Worldcat, thus facilitating the assessment of “rare.” Continue to promote use of the tool to members.
  • Reach out to owners of the 52 resources evaluated in the Report on Resources Similar to the Catholic Portal to request that they and CRRA link to each other’s resources. 
  • Coordinate collaborative digitization and discovery of parish histories in the Portal.
  • Reach out to member and secular institutions, sharing data on CRRA resources.
  • Reach out to more established institutional members, who may have developed questions/concerns since first joining. 
  • Provide support to members Marta Deyrup, Jeff Hoffman, Dee Gallo, and Jennifer Head as they develop the new collaborative Women in History Exhibit, highlighting member collections of women religious resources.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the LibGuides Subcommittee; continue the development and dissemination of CRRA LibGuides.

View this committee's accomplishments for 2015/16.

(Members only: For minutes and documentation, see Agendas and Minutes.)


  1. Stephanie Shreffler Member (2014/15 – 2016/17), Chair (2016/17 – 2018/19)
  2. Alan Delozier (2013/14 – 2015/16)
  3. Ethan Henderson (2015/16 – 2016/17)
  4. Alan Krieger (2013/14 – 2015/16)
  5. Diane Maher, Chair (2013/14 – 2015/16), Member (2016/17 – 2018/19)
  6. Maria Mazzenga (2013/14 – 2015/16)
  7. Noel McFerran (2013/14 – 2015/16)
  8. Kathy Young (2013/14 – 2015/16) 
  9. Ted Bergfelt