The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is a library serving all academic programs that are provided at the institution. The LRC houses the print collection of reference books, print journals, and media titles. It is the central location for access and distribution of a broad range of data bases and web-based resources that are accessible on computers in the LRC or at any location in the institution. The LRC provides a quiet environment for study or research, and is staffed by knowledgeable and trained professionals.
GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE
LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER PROGRAM
Each Learning Resource Center (LRC) is managed by a Librarian with an Master of Library Science or a Master of Library and Information Science earned from an ALA accredited institution in accordance with the guidelines of accrediting bodies that provide accreditation to degree granting programs and the Academic College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Statement on the Certification & Licensing of Academic Librarians. This Librarian is titled Learning Resource Center Manager. The Librarian is an integral part of the life of the school – participating in faculty meetings, outreach, education, management, serving on the Simulation Committee, assisting students during remediation, and acting as a CampusVue portal contact due to centrality of the LRC activities. The Learning Resource Manager reports to the Director of Education, and on a dotted line basis, to the National Learning Resource Center Manager.
All Learning Resource Centers are members of the Consortium of Education Affiliates Libraries. Membership in the consortium allows each member LRC access to corporate discounts, cooperative collection development leverage when negotiating contracts, and other benefits. Additional information about the consortium may be found in sections 19 and 20 of this manual.