ERIC Number: ED029648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Materials Selection Policy.
Northampton County Area Community Coll., Bethlehem, PA.
Through a systematic acquisition policy, the library (1) supports the objectives of the college, the course content of the curricula, and the faculty's teaching methods; (2) provides intellectual and cultural fare for faculty, students, and community; (3) instructs and encourages students in library use. It tries to supply material on all subjects of interest to its users and on all sides of controversial issues. Students find information, recreation, and inspiration; the faculty find these as well as professional materials. The reference collection covers all fields of knowledge, whether related or not to current curricula. Faculty members are expected to request material in their special field. Librarians are professionally responsible for coverage of all general fields. Advisory Committee and student suggestions are also welcomed. Books, pamphlets, periodicals, records, audio-visual material, etc. are chosen for accuracy, format, objectivity, frequency in selection aids and indexes, abundance or scarcity, subject importance or timeliness, reputation of author or publisher. Programmed materials, textbooks, classics, and research materials must meet special standards for purchase. Duplication, replacement, or discard of material depends on current need. Periodicals are bound or preserved on microfilm. This report includes the library's policy on gifts and complaints and quotes in full the "Library Bill of Rights" and "The Freedom to Read" and "The Right to Read" statements. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Northampton County Area Community Coll., Bethlehem, PA.