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The purpose of the Policy on Library Collection is to ensure that Hudson County Community College (“College”) collects a wide array of materials and resources applicable to its academic courses and disciplines.
The College and its Board of Trustees recognize the intellectual and academic freedoms inherent in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and support those principles as set forth in the Library Bill of Rights of the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries. These principles form an indispensable framework for building resource collections that serve the entire community. The development of library resources supports the College’s instruction and research missions by ensuring that the collections represent diversity of perspectives, ideas, subjects, and beliefs. The library staff have primary responsibility for the collection of these resources with input from students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The Board delegates to the President the responsibility for developing appropriate procedures in support of this policy. Library print and non-print resources are managed by library personnel.
Approved: January 2022
Approved by: Board of Trustees
Subcategory: Library Collection
Scheduled for Review: January 2025
Responsible Department: Library