Library Documents

front cover of the library policy handbook

Library Policy Handbook (Spring 2013)

 

 

Library Department Minutes


The Evelyn and Howard Boroughs Library’s mission is to provide equity in access to library collections, services, and resources to Ventura College students, faculty and staff, regardless of their location or educational modality. Our academic library encourages intellectual curiosity and serves as a reliable source for education, formation, and research. Further, the Library supports the  growth and development of information interdependency through continuous self-assessment and improvement of services and resources. By partnering with faculty, the Library builds information competency skills and co-creates high quality educational experiences. The Library functions as a study area and resource laboratory for classes developing term papers, preparing speeches, and completing other classroom assignments.

Membership: the Faculty and Staff of the Library

Assistant Chair: Ayanna Gaines

Meeting Dates: Once a month, to be determined

 

August 15, 2014        
         

 

 

Student Learning Outcomes and Service Unit Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Library Instruction/Reference

Course Student Learning Outcome #1: Students and faculty will develop skills in information literacy through ongoing instruction and one-to-one reference.

Course Student Learning Outcome #2: Students and faculty will find that the library collection supports the diverse learning, co-curricular, and extra-curricular needs of the student and instructional faculty populations.

Course Student Learning Outcome #3: Students and instruction faculty will be provided library instruction via multiple delivery methods.

Institutional Student Learning Outcome #1: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Students will recognize and identify the components of problems or issues, examine them from multiple perspectives and investigate the ways to resolve them using reasoned and supportable conclusions while differentiating between facts, influences, opinions, and assumptions.

Institutional Learning Outcome #2: Information Literacy: Students will formulate strategies to locate, evaluate, and apply information from a variety of sources in a verity of formats such as print and/ or electronic.
 

 

Using the Library of the 21st Century/LIB V01

Course Student Learning Outcome #1: Find information to fulfill an information need and then to apply the information appropriately.

Course Student Learning Outcome #2: Collect, arrange and organize and then evaluate which information is best for your particular need.

Course Student Learning Outcome #3: Identify and choose the appropriate type (e.g., academic, public, special, etc.) of library and library resource(s) (e.g., proprietary database, reference books, circulating books, librarians, etc.) to use for a given particular information need.

Course Student Learning Outcome #4: Rate, select and describe why a particular library or library resource was chosen to fulfill an information need.

Institutional Learning Outcome #4: Information Literacy: Students will formulate strategies to locate, evaluate, and apply information from a variety of sources in a verity of formats such as print and/ or electronic.

 

Service Unit Outcomes

Program Service Unit Outcome #1: The Library will provide students, faculty and staff with adequate information about the library and access to its resources regardless of their location or means of delivery.

Program Service Unit Outcome #2: The Library staff will ensure a facility that is effectively maintained and secure.

Program Service Unit Outcome #3: Students will be able to select appropriate library resources that best meet a particular information need.

Program Service Unit Outcome #4: Students and instructional faculty will find the library collection adequate to meet their research and information needs.

Program Service Unit Outcome #5: Students will find the library environment and facilities satisfactory in meeting their needs.

Institutional Service Unit Outcome #1: The Service will support or facilitate a positive learning or service environment for students.

Institutional Service Unit Outcome #2: The Service will support or facilitate institutional accountability by monitoring and ensuring compliance with statutory mandates, local policy and procedures, and state or federal law.