ERIC Number: ED354955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Austin Community College Learning Resource Services Strategic Plan, 1992-1997.
Austin Community Coll., TX.
Designed as a planning tool and a statement of philosophy and mission, this five-part strategic planning report provides information on the activities, goals, and review processes of the Learning Resource Services (LRS) at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas. The LRS combines library services, access to computer terminals, and other educational support services in district Learning Resource Centers (LRC's). Following an introduction, the report reviews the LRS organizational structure, indicating that full-service LRC's are operated at the college district's three main campuses and at three extension campuses, while evening centers are maintained at four area high schools. Also included are data on budget allocations for 1991 and patron use and acquisitions for 1988-1991, showing an increase of approximately 20% in number of reference questions answered, hours of computer center use, and circulation of audiovisual equipment from 1990 to 1991. The next two sections of the report detail the LRS mission, goals, and objectives for 1992, and present an action agenda for the future of the LRS, covering the divisions of Library Services, Instructional Technology, Instructional Development, and Technical Services. The final section reviews the steps used in program evaluation, including the annual distribution of surveys to LRS managers requesting information on objectives completed during the preceding year. Appendixes include survey instruments for students, faculty, and staff; a detailed explanation of operational imperatives; the performance review and feedback instrument for LRS managers; a summary of environmental influences; LRS site maps; and accreditation criteria. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods, Facility Planning, Facility Utilization Research, Learning Resources Centers, Long Range Planning, Mission Statements, Program Budgeting, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Resource Materials, School Surveys, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Community Coll., TX.