Support instructional, curricular, and research needs of the faculty
Support informational, classroom, and general reading interests of the students
Fast delivery of information resources
Facilitate access into other library collections
Support extension programs of the institution
Managing our collection faces a crisis... * reduction in expenditures due to price increases *diminished resources *aging of the collection *digital formats are not less expensive *resource-sharing may not solve the problem
traditional concept of ownership is challenged by the idea of access (whether automated access to information or to information resources through document delivery or interlibrary lending) in lieu of ownership …
Collection Development : recent developments emphasis is on intellectual content , rather than the traditional format
electronic networks such as the INTERNET are now a reality. Students and faculty are gaining access to a multitude of library catalogs worldwide. More capital funds are being re-channelled to buy computer equipment, licenses and access fees…
Ethics define our professional values and our professionalism, and inform library patrons about what we have to offer.
Ethics raise the standards of librarianship
Ethics demonstrate commitment
Ethics raise the profile and importance of our profession.
But, in ever-changing times, ethical frameworks are likely to require adjustment; therefore, we must continue to discuss and revise our values accordingly. Such measures will ensure that we can continue to provide relevant services, and this in turn, will secure our futures. New discussions and dialogues will shape the future of Philippine librarianship.
Collection Development should undergo review to ensure acquisition, weeding and retention policies are unbiased and customer-focused, so that library users have access to current, relevant and authoritative information in their preferred format.
Examine storage conditions of the existing book stock . Provisions must made to store rare materials in conditions that will ensure preservation and a longer shelf life, whilst maintaining ease of access for library users.
With regard to the general book collection, cataloging and classification standards and procedures should be continuously reassessed to ensure that classification is in line with twenty-first-century thinking, which, consequently, should facilitate browsing.
Libraries are key partners in higher education, critical to the ability of academic institutions to succeed in teaching and learning.
Libraries will also continue to be important sources for the support and promotion of new developments in librarianship.
Changes in the library environment, such as technological innovations and legal limitations on the use of information, will continue to offer opportunities for librarians to gain and apply new knowledge.
At the same time, the expertise that librarians have developed in organizing, providing access to, and preserving information will become more important than ever.
The librarian of the future will have more opportunities to support learning, enhance teaching, and improve research, providing services to the users of today as well as anticipating the needs of the users of tomorrow.
The ultimate test of a good library is whether the materials are available to those who need them, when and where they are needed (effectiveness), the manner in which they are made available (efficiency), and at what cost (economy).