Library Profits from Internal Auditing Book Windfall
Faculty Member Helps Secure Comprehensive, One-of-a-Kind Collection
Feb. 27, 2008
Business ethics, fraud detection, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance – these are just a few topics covered in a new, one-of-a-kind book collection donated to The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management concerning the burgeoning internal auditing field.
The UT Dallas McDermott Library is now home to the “Internal Audit Collection,” the largest, most comprehensive set of internal auditing books residing in an academic library anywhere in the world. The donation was funded by a grant from the Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund, a nonprofit organization set up by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) to fund universities such as UT Dallas that provide a curriculum preparing students for a career in internal auditing.
“This is another terrific example of a faculty member, Mark Salamasick, working with the McDermott Library for the benefit of the university,” said UT Dallas Dean of Libraries Larry D. Sall. “We are grateful to Mark for his efforts that have resulted in this great distinction.”
The collection, said Salamasick, will serve as a resource for students studying internal auditing, as well as faculty, practitioners and the community.
“This collection has many of the latest books on internal auditing – a profession offering one of the most exciting, lucrative and in-demand careers for today’s college graduates,” said Salamasick, director of the Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) program at the School of Management. “The fact that no other school in the world has a collection of this type or magnitude speaks volumes about the quality of our internal audit education program and the reputation it’s earning.”
The IAEP at UT Dallas is one of the world’s premier institutions for internal auditing education. In only five years, it has become the second largest university program of its kind in the United States.
“UT Dallas is one of only five schools in the world that the IIA has deemed a ‘Center for Internal Auditing Excellence’ as a part of our academic relations program,” said IIA President David A. Richards. “This addition to the school’s library will only further strengthen its world-class program.”
Some of the collection’s titles include “Auditing the Casino Floor,” “Ethics and the Internal Auditor,” “Key Controls: The Solution for Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Control Compliance,” and “Auditing Vendor Relationships.”
The collection, located on the library’s fourth floor, consists of nearly 200 books, which includes two copies of each item: one for checkout and one for reference. To accommodate the unusual aspect of the acquisition, McDermott Library catalogers created a special call number for the books – HF5668.156. Those searching the library’s online catalog can locate the titles by searching under “IIA Collection.”
A renewed focus on good governance in the corporate world has driven an explosion of job demand in the internal audit profession, with average salaries rising 18 percent over the past two years.