Library Faculty In California Community College Libraries: Qualifications, Roles, and Responsibilities

Library and Learning Resources
Transfer, Articulation, and Student Services Committee

Developed by the Counseling & Library Faculty Issues Committee of the Academic Senate and supported by Resolution 16.1 passed at the Fall Plenary Session of the Academic Senate, this paper was written to describe and help clarify the qualifications, roles, and responsibilities of library faculty in the California Community Colleges. It further identifies the relationship between the mission of the California Community Colleges and the Library Science discipline by addressing the areas of instruction, curriculum, governance and qualifications of the discipline. Background information on library and information access issues is presented as well. This paper will provide local senates and the Chancellors Office, California Community Colleges with information to use when making policy development and implementation recommendations.