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*Library Information: Library Policies and Procedures

Information you might need about the Massasoit Community College Library

Confidentiality of Records

  The circulation staff of the Massasoit Community College Library will do all in its power to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of its users. The Library endorses the ALA Code of Ethics which states: We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received, and materials consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (also known as FERPA) protects the privacy of students’ educational records, including student library financial records. In compliance with FERPA, the Library does not disclose information about a student’s record to any third party, including parents, faculty, or other individuals

Collection Development

  The major purpose of the library is to participate in the educational program of the Massasoit Community college by providing materials:

  • that will enrich and support the curriculum
  • that will meet the informational needs of the students, staff, and community members.
  • that will stimulate the development of critical thinking skills,  growth in factual knowledge, literacy appreciation, aesthetic values, and ethical standards;
  • that supply a background of information which will enable users to make intelligent judgments in their daily lives;
  • representing diverse subjects and learning/interest levels necessary to complement the open door policy of the community college.
  • We believe that the maintenance of a free society requires free access to different points of view and a conscientious effort is made to include material concerning all sides of an issue. To this end, the library affirms its acceptance of the principles enumerated in the Library Bill of Rights as adopted by the American Library Association.

Campus Copyright Policy

   It is the responsibility of all faculty, staff, students and anyone using the facilities or resources of Massasoit Community College to read, understand and follow the Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy. Any person with questions regarding the application or meaning of this policy should seek clarification from the Chief Academic Officer. Failure to observe this policy may subject individuals to disciplinary action pursuant to applicable handbooks or collective bargaining agreements, up to and including expulsion from the College or termination of employment,. Further, failure to observe this policy may result in violation of civil and/or criminal laws.

Massasoit Libraries Logo

The Massasoit Libraries logo is an essential backdrop to what we do and why we do it.

  • The logo represents the value expressed in our tag line: Where Ideas & Community Engage. We believe the library is a place to bring people together for connections, whether that is a personal, physical, or digital interaction.
  • Our logo is a unifying symbol representing library staff, services and events.
  • Our logo communicates our goal to provide excellent customer service and a safe and welcoming space for the community to engage with ideas and each other. 

Inspired by the Engage logo of the National Technical University of Athens, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Greece, the library staff received permission to create an adaptation that would represent the library’s commitment to community engagement. The interplay between the "i" images becomes a logo that is unique to Massasoit College Libraries and one that visually communicates the goals of our mission.

 

Gifts

Gifts are accepted only when they add strength to the collection and impose no significant limitations on housing, handling or disposition of duplicate or undesirable items. It shall be made clear to the donor that only those gifts meeting our selection standards will be considered for the collection. Gifts that are not suited to the library collection, because of age, format, topic, physical condition, or other factors will be disposed of according to College policies for surplus items.