The learning college library concept : the role of the community college library in a learning college environment
MetadataShow full item record
Since first being advocated by Terry O’Banion in the 1990s, the Learning College concept has been adopted by numerous community colleges. This concept focuses on student learning by placing students first. This strengthens the community colleges fundamental foci of emphasis on teaching and learning and providing higher education to underserved populations. It is essential that community college libraries support the learning college concept. The purpose of this study is to determine if community college libraries can support the learning college concept. The study examined two types of libraries, one in a designated learning college and the other in a college that has not adopted the concept. This examination utilized individual interviews and a review of institutional documentation. Interviews were conducted with librarians and students from a college that adopted the learning college concept and a college that had not. This study found that there was little difference in the function and perception of the libraries in both types of institutions. However, it was also found that the libraries supported the learning concept of the learning college concept. Specifically, the literature review evidenced that libraries were perceived as repositories of books but the review of the documentation indicated that libraries were active participants in student learning by offering curriculum based workshops and individual instruction, thereby fostering a learning-centered environment.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Faculty perspectives on online learning : a comparative study of Palo Alto College and San Antonio College of the Alamo Community college District Garza, Robert Lee (2008-05)Enrollments in distance education courses continue to rise and faculty members continue to teach them. In some cases, student demand for distance education courses exceeds the number of courses offered by the institution. ...
Community College Student First Year Fall to Fall Persistence: Experiences of Successful First-Time-In-College Hispanics at a Predominately Hispanic Student Community College in the South Texas/Mexico Border Region Canales, Luzelma (2012-02-14)As the United States and Texas become increasingly dependent on the success of Hispanics in higher education based on degree attainment, decision-makers and policy-makers are looking for strategies for addressing the ...
Institutional planning practices in Bible colleges accredited by the American Association of Bible Colleges Eagen, Larry John (Texas Tech University, 1980-05)Not available