ERIC Number: ED333939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Designation of Texas Public Community/Junior College Resource Centers and Their Chief Administrative Officers.
Many newer colleges, actively promoting a multi-media approach to instructional support, eschew the term "library" in favor of "learning resource center" or a similar designation. As of 1991, the state of Texas had 63 separately identifiable public community/junior colleges. Of the 63 colleges, 28 (44%) designated their resource center by the term "library," while 29 (46%) designated it as a "learning resource center." Of the remaining six colleges (10%), two used the term "library and learning resources center," two used the term "learning center," and one each used the terms "library learning center" and "learning resources services." The resource center was more frequently designated a "library" among small and medium-sized colleges. The chief administrative officer of the resource center was identified by the title of "director" at 36 (57%) of the colleges, while the title of "dean,""associate dean," or "assistant dean" was used by 20 colleges (32%). Four of the remaining seven colleges (11%) employed the title of "head librarian," two used the title "librarian," and one the title "coordinator." The chief administrative officer of the resource center was designated as "director" among 73% of those colleges identified as small, whereas 58% of large colleges employed the title of "dean" or one of its variations. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ranger Junior Coll., TX.