Inclusion of the Library in Effective Practices for Student Success

Spring
2008
Resolution Number: 
16.01
Contact: 
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Category: 
Library and Learning Resources
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The importance of the role of libraries and librarians in contributing to the success of students enrolled in basic skills courses was not included in either the literature review or the list of effective practices provided in the 2007 publication "Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges"; and

Whereas, There is ample research that demonstrates the importance of libraries and librarians in contributing to the success of students enrolled in basic skills courses, as illustrated by the 2007 sabbatical report of City College of San Francisco Librarian Bonnie Gratch-Lindauer (see "Preparing Basic Skills Students to Succeed with Information Competency" at http://www.topsy.org/sabbprojreplong.pdf);

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage colleges to include librarians in discussions and development of Basic Skills Initiative plans;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges disseminate to California community colleges information on ways to incorporate appropriate library activities into Basic Skills Initiative plans; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges request that the Basic Skills Initiative Steering Committee incorporate appropriate library activities into the assessment tool and effective practices portion of any future editions of "Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges". MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Encourage colleges to include librarians in development of BSI plans; disseminate information on ways to incorporate library activities into BSI plans; request BSI Steering Committee to incorporate library activities into assessment tool and effective practices portion of future editions of "Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges".
Recommendation: 
This resolution is completed.
Status Report: 

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