Personnel are adequate in number and in areas of expertise to provide services in the development and use of library and information resources.
5.D.1 The institution employs a sufficient number of library and information resources staff to provide assistance to users of the library and to students at other learning resources sites.
LIR are generally sufficiently staffed. Some areas of stress or weakness center on the demands of emerging technologies and earlier budget cuts. See
5.D.2 Library and information resources staff include qualified professional and technical support staff, with required specific competencies, whose responsibilities are clearly defined.
Most library faculty carry library and subject masters credentials in order to support the teaching faculty role as well as the professional library role.
New demands for technological expertise have created substantial increases in pay scales and also the compression of exempt managers salaries. See
5.D.3 The institution provides opportunities for professional growth for library and information resources professional staff.
The library faculty are fully funded for professional activities through the teaching faculty professional development funds and policies as well as through faculty institutes. See faculty handbook and faculty activities and institutes.
Library staff are funded through HR and there is need for more locally available funding. See list of activities funded.
5.D.4 Library and information resources and services are organized to support the accomplishment of institutional mission and goals. Organizational arrangements recognize the need for service linkage among complementary resource bases (e.g., libraries, computing facilities, instructional media and telecommunication centers).
5.D.5 The institution consults library and information resources staff in curriculum development.
Library faculty, as members of the teaching faculty, engage fully in curriculum development, which is the responsibility of the faculty at large. Any major curricular developments are widely discussed and library administration as well as faculty liaisons to planning units have multiple opportunities to identify collection and service requirements.
5.D.6 The institution provides sufficient financial support for library and information resources and services, and for their maintenance and security.
The library is traditionally well-funded and supported by the fundraising activities of the college. See comparative funding data from Ipeds. See private funds raised.
Academic Computing and Computing & Communications were assessed by an external consultant as sufficiently funded. See consultants' report Academic Computing