Staff Policy D-110.00
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Scholarship


To support the mission of Northwestern Michigan College, the Mark and Helen Osterlin Library collection will be developed, maintained, and made available consistent with the principles enunciated in the Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read documents of the American Library Association.  This collection will consist of diverse forms of print and non-print media of sufficient scope and currency to support a high quality community college curriculum; to meet the information needs of NMC's students, faculty, and staff; and insofar as appropriate, to help meet the information needs of the community.

The Vice President for Student Services and Technologies, in conjunction with the appropriate faculty and staff, is responsible for the development and publication of any procedures or guidelines that may be necessary to administer this policy effectively.

If any provision(s) of this policy or set of bylaws conflicts with laws applicable to Northwestern Michigan College, including the Community College Act of 1966, the Freedom of Information Act, or the Open Meetings Act, as each may be amended from time to time, such laws shall control and supersede such provision(s).

Initially adopted as D-307.00 December 5, 1996
Reviewed without revision March 25, 2003
Renumbered D-110.00 December 20, 2006
Reviewed without revision October 19, 2007
Reviewed without revision November 19, 2012
Revised November 17, 2017