Library and Learning Resources

Libraries and Senate Materials

Whereas AB 1725, the Master Plan Commission, and the Board of Governors Basic Agenda recommend expanded responsibilities for local senates,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to local senates that college libraries be given the responsibility to organize, maintain, and make available to faculty a collection of materials from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and from the local senate.

Libraries and Program Review

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to local senates that libraries be included in all college-wide program reviews.

Community College Library Use by High School Teachers

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to local senates that they work to establish policies which allow and encourage free use of their college libraries by high school faculty.

Learning Resources/Instructional Media and Technology Centers Funding

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recognize the staffing/funding deficiencies in community college learning resources/instructional media and technology centers, as identified by the Learning Resources Association of California Community Colleges (LRACCC) and the Chancellor's Office, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, working with the LRACCC and the Chancellor's Office, identify and endorse minimum staffing/funding standards for Learning Resources/Instructional Media and Technology Centers.

Definition of Information Competency

Whereas Resolution 16.02 F96 directed the Academic Senate to urge the Chancellor's Office and the Board of Governors to acknowledge that any development of information competency components and/or programs be the primary responsibility of the Academic Senate, and

Whereas library faculty see information competency as an important component of learning, and

Whereas there is no clear and concise definition of information competency that is currently used in the California Community Colleges, especially as it pertains to curricular development,

Information Competency

Whereas the paper "Information Competency" is proposing drastic changes in Title 5 Regulations, and

Whereas there has been only limited discussion in the field about the many ramifications of the proposals in the paper, including such recommendations (page 11) as making "information competency. . . a required standard in regulation for degree applicable credit courses both general education and the major. . . ,"

Chancellor's Coordinator of Library and Learning Programs

Whereas, Library and learning resources programs are essential to student success; and

Whereas, College library and learning resources programs benefit from having a staff presence at the Chancellor's Office;


Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Chancellor's Office to reconsider its decision to eliminate the position of coordinator of library and learning resources programs.

Categorical Funding for Library and Learning Resources

Whereas California Community College library and learning resource programs are essential to student retention and success, and

Whereas a 1996 legislative report (California Research Bureau report #96-002) has documented the magnitude of continued understanding of library and learning resource program collections, and

Whereas previous Academic Senate resolutions (9.3 S88 and 8.5 F88) have supported categorical funding for libraries and learning resource programs, and

Role of Librarians in the Curricular Process at the State Level

Whereas community college library faculty, by their academic and professional training, work closely with course and program development across the curriculum, and within the preliminary report of the Academic Senate Curriculum Committees: Standards of Good Practice a librarian is recommended as a voting member of the curriculum committee, and

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

Library and Learning Resources Master Plan Planning Guide

Whereas faculty derive their authority in collegial governance issues from AB 1725 which recognizes them as subject matter experts and thus any document prepared without their input will lack insight from the disciplines, and

Whereas the process utilized by the Chancellor's Office for the initial development of the Master Plan Planning Guide: Library and Learning Resources Program did not reflect the spirit of collegial governance as stated by Title 5, Section 53200-53203, and

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