Standard 5.A

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The primary purpose for library and information resources is to support teaching, learning, and, if applicable, research in ways consistent with, and supportive of, the institution’s mission and goals. Adequate library and information resources and services, at the appropriate level for degrees offered, are available to support the intellectual, cultural, and technical development of students enrolled in courses and programs wherever located and however delivered.

TESC Library and Information Resources (LIR) are interconnected deeply with the academic mission of the college through a library faculty rotation system and prominent position in the academic administration and college governance, leading to strong linkage to the interdisciplinary teaching mission. This in turn determines the design of services and facilities.

See Teaching and Learning (Standard 5 Section 2)

See (Standard 5 Section 3.1.1)

5.A.1 The institution’s information resources and services include sufficient holdings, equipment, and personnel in all of its libraries, instructional media and production centers, computer centers, networks, telecommunication facilities, and other repositories of information to accomplish the institution’s mission and goals.

LIR is generally well-funded in recognition of the emphasis of independent learning in a fluid curriculum.

See Supporting the Academic Mission of the College (Standard 5 Section 1.1)

See [IPED budget comparison (sp needs to do)

See Comprehensive Budget (Required Exhibit 9)

5.A.2 The institution’s core collection and related information resources are sufficient to support the curriculum.

See Library Consortia and Networked Services (Standard 5 Section See Aspriations and Challenges for Collections (Standard 5 Section 3.3) See Collection Size and Value (Required Exhibit 4)

5.A.3 Information resources and services are determined by the nature of the institution’s educational programs and the locations where programs are offered.

This is the strongest characteristic of LIR developed with intensive connection to the curriculum. See

Off-campus programs are well-served through intensive face-to-face instruction and enhanced on-line access. See