The purpose of the library collections is to support the mission of the college by providing books, journals, non-print media, and information in other formats that support the curriculum. The Library will acquire and organize its collections in compliance with Board Policy 6030, Academic Freedom (Faculty), and is guided by the first two provisions of the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights.
Materials Selection Criteria
Material added to the collection will be judged by the following criteria:
Relevance to the curriculum
Appropriateness to the user
Timeliness and/or lasting value of material
Expertise in the area of the author, issuing body, and/or publisher
Presentation: a) style, b) clarity and c) ease of use.
Aesthetic considerations: a) literary, artistic, or social value; b) appeal to the imagination, senses, or intellect
Special features: a) a detailed, logical index; b) footnotes; c) pictorial representations
Physical and technical quality: a) paper, typography, and design; b) physical size; c) binding; d) durability
Strength of present holdings in the same or similar subject
Demand, frequency of interlibrary loan requests for material on the same or similar subject
Price/relative cost of material in relation to the budget and other available material
The MJC Library welcomes your suggestions for materials that support teaching, study, and research at MJC. You can recommend we purchase books, movies, music, and subscriptions to research databases, magazines & journals, etc.