ERIC Number: ED395630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Library Faculty in California Community College Libraries: Qualifications, Roles, & Responsibilities.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.
This report presents background information on library issues in California Community Colleges (CCC); identifies the relationship between the mission of the colleges and the Library Science discipline; and describes the qualifications, roles, and responsibilities of library faculty. Following a brief introduction, the first section of the report discusses the instructional role of library faculty as the primary teachers of research methods, critical thinking skills, and information literacy skills. This section also indicates that library faculty are at the forefront of the information revolution, developing innovative ways of obtaining, delivering, and facilitating the use of information. The next section describes the role of community college library faculty in curricular development, indicating that they must respond to advances in computer technology, the expanded development of communications technologies, and changes in the college student body and financial base. The following section examines their role in college governance through participation in academic senates and curriculum, professional standards, shared governance, budget, planning, hiring, evaluation, tenure, technology, and other committees. The final section describes the qualifications for employment in the CCC as a Masters degree in Library Science and lists the expertise sought in library faculty candidates. Contains 15 references. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.