Library Articles and Research

AACP Basic Resources for Pharmacy Education

Jason Guy, University of Findlay
Ivan Portillo, Chapman University
Robert D. Beckett, Manchester University
Kayce Gill, Lipscomb University
Kimberly Mitchell, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Jill Nissen, University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St. Louis
Priya Shenoy, Drake University


"The AACP Basic Resources for Pharmacy Education is produced as a guide for those developing or maintaining the library collections that serve colleges and schools of pharmacy. The goal of the Basic Resources list is to make recommendations of books and other works to be included in pharmacy libraries, but not all titles are required to be purchased. Each pharmacy college has its own mission and its own program(s), and so each college’s library collection must reflect that mission and support the college’s program(s). Excellent library collections are built by knowledgeable librarians and drug information specialists using their professional judgment along with the expertise of the college’s faculty. The Basic Resources list should not be used as a benchmark and is not prescriptive but is instead a starting place for librarians who are building a new collection or maintaining an established one."