Information resources and services are sufficient in quality, depth, diversity, and currency to support the institution’s curricular offerings.
5.B.1 Equipment and materials are selected, acquired, organized, and maintained to support the educational program.
Collection Development is conducted by faculty librarians who know the curriculum and the interests of the faculty. Their work is enhanced and complemented through direct requests and taching faculty who rotate into the library. See Collection Development (Standard 5 Section 184.108.40.206)
5.B.2 Library and information resources and services contribute to developing the ability of students, faculty, and staff to use the resources independently and effectively.
5.B.3 Policies, regulations, and procedures for systematic development and management of information resources, in all formats, are documented, updated, and made available to the institution’s constituents.
5.B.4 Opportunities are provided for faculty, staff, and students to participate in the planning and development of the library and information resources and services.
As is the case throughout the college, face-to-face communication is valued, and formal procedures for consultation are often minimal. Direct requests and suggestions are received and welcomed by all LIR staff and faculty.
Hiring processes are broadly consultative. Committees with staff from different units interview and recommend for all staff positions. Students, staff and faculty representatives are included in hiring committees for any major positions. See DTF membership and consultation schedules for Library Dean; Head of Academic Computing; Director of Computing and Communications.
Instructional support is designed and planned almost entirely in partnership with teaching faculty on a program-by-program basis. See Teaching and Instruction (Standard 5 Sections 2.1-2.3)
5.B.5 Computing and communications services are used to extend the boundaries in obtaining information and data from other sources, including regional, national, and international networks.
We are actively engaged in the rapid move from paper-based or on-site resources to web-based resources which allow access from all locations and at all times. See Library Consortia (Standard 5 Section 220.127.116.11.2) SeeComparing Use Statistics (Standard 5 Section 3.2.3) SeeRapid Change in the Information Environment (Standard 5 Section 3.2.5)