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Standard Five: Learning Resource System
The institution provides an adequate learning resource system which includes all materials that support a student’s educational experience and enhance an institution’s educational program such as libraries; texts; electronic resources; learning resource laboratories and centers; library consortia and interlibrary loan agreements; computers; internet access; research databases; and other similar resources and equipment.
The following criteria are used by professional staff members and evaluation committees as indicators of compliance for the standard.
- The institution’s learning resource system regardless of location, means of delivery, organization (centralized or decentralized) is easily and readily accessible to students and faculty during and beyond classroom hours.
- The institution’s learning resource system includes materials:
- commensurate with the level of education provided;
- appropriate to the courses of study in sufficient quantity and scope to meet the educational objectives of each program such as:
- relevant and current texts and periodicals;
- research journals and databases;
- standard works of reference;
- multi-media and/or electronic resources;
- electronic library resource technologies;
- other resource materials necessary to adequately serve students.
- The institution’s learning resource system materials are integrated into its curriculum and program requirements as a mechanism to enhance the educational process and to facilitate positive learning outcomes for students.
- The institution’s learning resource system is managed by qualified institution personnel with sufficient experience to provide oversight and supervision.
- Qualified institution personnel orient, train and assist students and faculty in the use of the learning resource system in a manner that supports learning objectives.
- The institution has written policies and procedures for the on-going development of its learning resource system as part of its institutional improvement program.
- The institution demonstrates sufficient support and budgetary allocations for the learning resource system.
- The institution ensures that its students are adequately served and have ready access to sufficient and appropriate learning materials.
- The degree-granting institution’s learning resource system is coordinated by an individual with appropriate education and experience in learning resources (a Master of Library Science degree is preferred).