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Library Mission

Library Mission Statement

The MiraCosta College Library promotes academic success, lifelong learning, an appreciation of knowledge, and a diversity of thoughts, opinions, and ideas. In support of this mission and the educational mission of MiraCosta College, the MiraCosta College Library has established the following goals:

  • To ensure equitable access to library resources and services for the MiraCosta College community.
  • To enhance the educational experience of students at MiraCosta College by providing quality information literacy instruction to help students develop the skills necessary to find, evaluate and use information effectively.
  • To promote student-centered learning, research, and information literacy for lifelong learning through collaboration with faculty and active participation in academic support initiatives.
  • To support the academic programs and enrich the curriculum of MiraCosta College by providing high quality collections and resources.
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Library Outcomes & Assessment

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The MiraCosta College Library Assessment Plan guides the Library Department’s efforts to fulfill its mission and the educational goals of the college. Current outcomes that are regularly assessed and discussed focus on the areas of instruction, resources, and services.

Service Area Outcome 1: Instruction

As a result of library instruction (e.g., reference interactions, research orientations, workshops), students will locate relevant sources of information to accomplish a stated information need.

Service Area Outcome 2: Resources

All students will have ample access to library information and technological resources, both in the library and online, that support and supplement the college curriculum, course assignments, student success, and lifelong learning.​

Service Area Outcome 3: Services

The library will support student success by providing all students with appropriate library services, both in-person and online, to meet students’ academic needs.​