Resolution on the Importance of Direct Links to the Library on College Websites

Spring
2016
Resolution Number
13.02
 
Contact
Elena Flacks
Assigned to
President
Category
General Concerns
Status
Assigned

Whereas, California community college libraries provide an increasingly vast array of online resources including research databases, ebooks, online information literacy tutorials, chat reference assistance, and library catalogs;

Whereas, In recognition of the critical role that libraries play in student success, the vast majority of California Community Colleges[1] provide direct links to the college library on their websites; and

Whereas, Numerous studies demonstrate that students who use the library are more successful in college[2];

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that colleges consider the critical importance of providing access to library resources by a direct click link to the library on the college website.

MSC


[1] Seventy-nine CCCs have direct links to the library on the college website; 34 do not.

[2] Association of College and Research Libraries. The Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report.

Website: http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/issues/value/val_bibliography.pdf

See also:

Association of College and Research Libraries. Academic Library Contributions to Student Success : Documented Practices from the Field.

Website: http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/issues/value/contributions_report.pdf