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

Spring
2016
Resolution Number: 
13.02
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
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.

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[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