ERIC Number: ED331570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Austin Community College Learning Resource Services: Annual Reports 1989 and 1990.
Austin Community Coll., TX.
Austin Community College's Learning Resource Services (LRS) is made up of the Learning Resource Centers (LRC's) which house library, media, and computer-based instruction departments; LRS Technical services; and the LRS Telecommunications Center. LRS operations are offered at 10 different sites including full-service campus LRC's, limited-service branch campus LRC's, and minimally equipped high school libraries at evening-only teaching sites. The two annual reports contained in this document summarize the activities and accomplishments of the LRS during fiscal year (FY) 1989 and FY90, providing selective comparative data from 1987 through 1990. Information is presented on new acquisitions; volumes in the collection; circulation of materials per student headcount; library user visits; reference requests; workshops conducted; office calls; instructional support services provided; budget breakdown per services; and goals for the coming year. Selected highlights from each of the reports include the following: (1) in FY89, video set-ups for classroom use reached an all-time high of 3,343; (2) that same year, only 5% of interlibrary loan requests were unfilled; (3) in FY89, total volumes in the collection was 24.57% higher than in 1987, and circulations showed a 46.81% increase; (4) in FY89, the LRS spent $9.64 per student for acquisitions, down from $12.64 in FY87; (5) in FY90, there were close to 700,000 visits to LRS facilities; (6) visits to the computer center in FY90 reached 68,388, a 134% increase from 1989; (7) total circulation in FY90 was 330,693, a 40% increase over 1989; and (8) LRC's handled 2,492 reference calls per week in FY90, an increase of 36% from the previous year. Both reports include a set of goals for the upcoming fiscal year. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Annual Reports, Audiovisual Centers, Budgets, Community Colleges, Computer Centers, Instructional Materials, Interlibrary Loans, Learning Resources Centers, Library Development, Library Expenditures, Library Facilities, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Statistics, Library Technical Processes, Reference Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Community Coll., TX.