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faculty who are working on advanced degrees, the Library maintains an excellent
professional development collection.
2.E.2 Library Planning
Planning for library and information resources is guided by data that include feedback from
affected users and appropriate resources. Students are asked to evaluate the Library each
semester. The most recent survey (spring 2015), showed that 77.5% of students have used
the Library or its services. 24% of students who completed the survey use it 3-5 times a
week while 34% use it once a week. Of surveyed students, 61% found library staff to be
moderately or extremely helpful while 30% didn’t notice one way or the other. Students
use the Library for a wide variety of purposes: computer access, quiet study area, book and
periodical access. These surveys have helped guide decisions concerning professional
development, purchases and policies.
The Library also collects local usage statistics, interlibrary loan data, and gate counts.
Elements of this data are regularly submitted to the National Center for Educational
Statistics (NCES) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACR).
2.E.3 Teaching Library Skills
The Library provides support for students, faculty, and staff in a variety of ways. the director
is available to present research workshops for individual classes at instructor request. The
library website contains abundant information useful to users.
2.E.4 Library Resources, Evaluation and Security
Through regular communication with its constituencies, both external (surveys),
collaborative (consortium), and internal knowledge and professional skills, the Library is
able to successfully evaluate the quality, adequacy, utilization and security of its resources
and services.
To ensure the collection is kept current, a vigorous “weeding” process was developed to
evaluate the collection for timeliness and accuracy. While the entire collection is evaluated
every ten years, holdings specific to curriculum needs are examined every five years.
Because the Library does not aspire to maintain a historical collection, curriculum holdings
are limited to 10 to 25 years. This ongoing evaluation often determines “holes” in the
collection and helps staff get familiar with the collection so they can more effectively aid
students and more accurately recommend titles for purchase.
2.F Financial Resources
2.F.1 Financial Stability
Financial planning reflects available funds, realistic development of financial resources, and
appropriate risk management to ensure short-term solvency and anticipate long-term
obligations. EITC is funded primarily through the Idaho State Division of Professional-
Technical Education (PTE). PTE funding covers personnel costs for the majority of full time
employees as well as for maintenance and operations. Fees from full- and part-time
students cover remaining costs. The College does not have authority to issue bonds and
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