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ACADEMIC LIBRARIES COMMUNITY COLLEGES. PURPOSE OF COLLEGES THEN… ONTARIO COLLEGES WERE ORIGINALLY : PLANNED TO MEET THE RELEVANT NEEDS OF ALL ADULTS WITHIN.

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1 ACADEMIC LIBRARIES COMMUNITY COLLEGES

2 PURPOSE OF COLLEGES THEN… ONTARIO COLLEGES WERE ORIGINALLY : PLANNED TO MEET THE RELEVANT NEEDS OF ALL ADULTS WITHIN A COMMUNITY...

3 PURPOSE OF COLLEGES - Contd … AT ALL SOCIO-ECONOMIC LEVELS, OF ALL KINDS OF INTERESTS AND APTITUDES, AND AT ALL STAGES OF EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT. ( WILLIAM DAVIS, MINISTER OF EDUCATION, MAY 1965.)

4 DEFINITION OF A COMMUNITY COLLEGE TERM WAS USED TO DESCRIBE INSTITUTIONS THAT OFFERED SEMI- PROFESSIONAL CAREER OR TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS LEADING TO A DIPLOMA THIS HAS CHANGED AS A NUMBER OF ONTARIO CAAT COLLEGES NOW OFFER APPLIED DEGREES

5 NEW ONTARIO COLLEGE CHARTER Proclaimed April 1, 2003 Allows for diversity among colleges Details at

6 ONTARIO COMMUNITY COLLEGES 24 COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN ONTARIO SERVICE 200 COMMUNITIES LOCATIONS Bibliocentre set up to be centralized acquisitions/cataloguing unit

7 ENVIRONMENT OCASA (Ontario College Administrative Staff Association) – local representation is through the ASA (Administrative Staff Association) UNION ENVIRONMENT OPSEU (ONTARIO PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYEES UNION) Two Locals: SUPPORT STAFF FACULTY – LIBRARIANS – librarians have faculty status within the College system

8 ENVIRONMENT The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU): Oversees the development of standards for each program in order to identify the skills and knowledge that each graduate must acquire Each College must ensure that their programs are consistent with these standards

9 FANSHAWE (for example) PROGRAMS INCLUDE: Building Technology Business Studies Communication Arts Art & Design Electrical/Electronics General Studies Health Sciences Human Services Information Technology Motive Power Manufacturing/Mechanical Tourism & Hospitality

10 FANSHAWE COLLEGE LIBRARY Manager – 1 (an administrator who is also a professional librarian) STAFF – 25 Professional Librarians - 3 Library Technicians Electronic Technologists Clerical 6 EQUIPMENT HONOUR LOANS - housed throughout the College Library Student Research Lab – 72 pcs, 10 macs, group study rooms, 24/7 access – funded by students! COLLECTIONS: PRINT MEDIA CCTV EQUIPMENT ELECTRONIC – DATABASES/EBOOKS/VIRTUAL LIBRARY/WIRELESS

11 USERS OF THE COLLEGE LIBRARY STUDENTS : ABORIGINAL ADULT LEARNERS APPRENTICES CONTINUING EDUCATION DISTANCE EDUCATION FULL AND PART TIME RETRAINING & SPECIAL CONTRACT TRAINING APPLIED DEGREES

12 USERS OF THE FANSHAWE COLLEGE LIBRARY Contd… INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CULTURE LANGUAGE DISABLED STUDENTS PHYSICAL VISUAL HEARING LEARNING

13 Working conditions Large no. of students + variety of programs offered + few librarians = many hats Expectations of managers: Pro-active re. trends re. dissem. of info Partake of larger community – college/local/professional Aware of broader issues e.g. copyright

14 THANK YOU Suzanne L. ONeill Public Services Librarian Library and Media Services Fanshawe College


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