Collection activities at Parks Library will support research at all levels in all academic programs that are part of the Iowa State University Department of English. In its collecting activities, the library will address present research needs for the English Department, as well as anticipate future research needs. The nature of these activities and their relation to the English Department are described more thoroughly in Part III. In addition, interdisciplinary Applied Linguistics program is represented here. In its collecting activities, the library will address present research and instructional needs for the Applied Linguistics program, as well as anticipate future research and instructional needs.