Whereas library science is a recognized discipline within the Disciplines List which indicates professional education and training at the Master's level leading to appropriate library knowledge, competencies and skills, and
Whereas in the Curriculum Standards Handbook library sign-off for ascertaining adequacy of library resources, or a standard of good practice, is required for approval or credit programs and courses, and
Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has urged local senates to support the essential role of librarians in the curriculum process and to work toward the greater involvement of librarians in approval of new programs and courses (16.2.0 F94), and
Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommends that a librarian be a voting member of each college's curriculum committee (16.2.0 F94),
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Counseling and Library Faculty Issues Committee to prepare a position paper further defining the role of library faculty in the California Community Colleges.
M/S/U Disposition: Executive Committee