Develop Standards of Practice Paper for Library Services

Spring
2009
Resolution Number: 
16.01
Contact: 
Category: 
Library and Learning Resources
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has adopted the paper Library Faculty in California Community College Libraries: Qualifications, Roles, and Responsibilities (adopted Spring 1996);

Whereas, Although the "role paper" describes the range of activities of library faculty, it does not set out specific standards for how those activities would be performed; and

Whereas, Specific standards for library services have appeared piecemeal as Education Code sections, accreditation guidelines, professional guidelines, and ethics statements, but nowhere have these standards been collected, reviewed, and presented systematically to the California community colleges with specific application to the roles of librarians in the California community colleges;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop a paper addressing standards of practice for California community college libraries, including the role of library faculty, resources, services, instruction, and other aspects of library service to faculty and students.

MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Develop a paper addressing standards of practice for California community college libraries, including the role of library faculty, resources, services, instruction, and other aspects of library service to faculty and students.
Recommendation: 
Recommendation to hold a fall breakout to open discussion to the field.
Status Report: 

The "Standards of Practice for California Community College Library Faculty and Programs" paper was adopted at Fall 2010 plenary.