Learning Resource Center Mission
The LRC mission is to support the learning, research, and instructional needs of CCMS students and faculty. To accomplish this, the LRC commits to:
Understand the academic needs of its users
Build and maintain a collection that supports those academic needs
Promote the library’s resources to students, faculty and staff
Promote the library’s resources to potential students, visitors, and the broader community
Create a welcoming environment for study, research, and learning
Provide access to technology that enhances learning and research
In addition to supporting the CCMS curriculum, the LRC seeks to:
Expand the library’s holdings to include formats such as audio books, e-books, and digitized historical mortuary science texts
Provide access to emerging technologies and learning opportunities
Promote lifelong learning, information literacy, and critical thinking
Offer technology classes and one-on-one training
The LRC upholds the following principles:
Access - The LRC offers equitable access to information, ideas, and creative works for all its users.
Intellectual Freedom - The LRC encourages its users to explore ideas without fear of judgment from library staff. The library respects the diversity of opinions, cultures, and beliefs of its users.
Lifelong Learning - The LRC seeks to instill in students a sense of the importance of learning in all stages of life, even after formal schooling has ended.
Confidentiality and Privacy - The LRC regards all circulation and reference transactions as confidential and will not share this information with third parties, unless given express permission by the library patron in question or as required by law.
Library Bill of Rights - The LRC also supports the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights.