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:
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.