ERIC Number: ED351067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Library and Learning Resources Program: Status and Needs. A Report.
Cepeda, Rita; Norman, Carolyn F.
The status of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Library and Learning Resources Program (LLRP) is described in this report, which reviews a systemwide survey of the LLRP completed in the 1988-89 academic year; and provides a national and statewide context for ongoing discussions of the relationship between the LLRP and the CCC Board of Governors' basic agenda. Survey highlights, based on responses from 103 of the 104 active LLRP's, include following: (1) more than 7,000,000 resources were found in the CCC's LLRP statewide; (2) campus collections ranged from 7,500 to 164,000 volumes, while periodical collections ranged from 51 to 1,275 current titles; (3) librarians and media faculty offered more than 13,000 tours and 340 instructional sections to 190,000 students during the 1988-89 academic year; (4) LLRP staffing ranged from 1 to as many as 36; (5) students worked more than 1,000,000 hours annually in the LLRP systemwide; (6) underutilization of resources was attributed to the lack of electronic linkages within the LLRP, weekend closures, limited weekday hours, and insufficient annual local college expenditures on LLRP's; and (7) the survey respondents indicated the need for expanded facilities, given that total square footage of facilities could only accommodate 2.7% of the total systemwide enrollment. A series of recommendations for improving the CCC's LLRP and a review of national trends are included. Appendixes provide an in-depth presentation of survey methodology and findings; a chronology of systemwide LLRP activities undertaken with California State Library funding, 1985-90; and a work plan for the development of the LLRP. (PAA)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Community Colleges, Learning Resources Centers, Library Development, Library Planning, Library Research, Library Statistics, Library Surveys, Long Range Planning, Management Information Systems, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.