This document establishes written principles and guidelines for the growth, management, and maintenance of the Massasoit Community College Libraries’ collections at the Brockton and Canton locations. It communicates the Libraries’ collection development procedures to the faculty, administration, students, librarians, and other interested individuals in the college community. Furthermore, it prioritizes adherence to the strategic goals of the college and of the Commonwealth, including the Equity Agenda, the New Undergraduate Experience Report, and accreditation standards.
The primary focus of the Libraries’ collections supports learning, teaching, general interest at Massasoit and the Equity Agenda of Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Additionally, the Libraries adhere to educational and industry standards, including:
Standards for Libraries in Higher Education, Association of College and Research Libraries
Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read Statement, and Freedom to View Statement, American Library Association.
This collection development policy provides the flexibility for professional expertise and judgment and is subject to new ideas and trends, evolving technologies, and changes in curricular programs.
The Massasoit Community College Libraries reflect the mission of the College by providing resources, comprehensive services, and a learning environment which fosters the pursuit of lifelong learning by the College and surrounding communities.
To provide access to diverse resources that support the information needs of the College community
To promote the Libraries as an educational and cultural resource for the College community and the area it serves
To encourage student success by teaching the skills needed to facilitate lifelong learning
To increase faculty and staff collaboration and participation in and awareness of library initiatives
To acquire, preserve, and make accessible the historical materials of the College and its alumni
* adopted by Library Staff May 21, 2018