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Policies & Procedures Manual

Amended Policies During COVID-19 Precautions

Amended Policies During COVID-19 Precautions 

Per President Keith Brown's directive of April 30, 2020, all libraries will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Circulation Services

  • The Learning Resource Centers have suspended circulation of all print materials due to safety concerns for both library staff and library users.
  • All stacks [shelving units holding print items] will remain off limits to library staff and library users until further notice.  These areas have been marked with yellow caution tape and all boundaries must be strictly observed.

Reference & Instruction

  • Librarians remain available for reference services via various interactive platforms available from the library website including interactive forms to make requests and live chat with extended and weekend hours.
  • Instructional services are available to all faculty via Blackboard Collaborate sessions, instructional videos on the use of library resources, and interactive, online tutorials on library resources.

Mission

The primary purpose of the Learning Resource Centers is to provide library materials, services, and facilities necessary to support the College’s instructional programs, to meet student course and non-course related library needs, and to meet administrative and public service requirements. In addition, the Learning Resource Centers accept the responsibility for providing materials and services to all members of the College community including traditional and non-traditional students, online, and distance learners. We further strive to promote the teaching and learning process through information literacy initiatives designed to enable users to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”*

*American Library Association, Presidential Committee on Information Literacy.

Outcomes

  • Library users will have access to library resources, materials, and services.
  • Library users will find collections to be sufficient in quality, depth, diversity, format, and currency to support the college’s teaching and learning initiatives.
  • Library users will discover information in all formats through effective use of library technologies and organization of information.
  • Library users will seek engagement with librarians in a variety of ways and contexts when seeking information resources.
  • Library users will select among multiple options for instruction.
  • Library users will demonstrate ability to define information needs, access and evaluate resources, and use information resources ethically.