Curriculum Materials Centers and Collections: Legacies from the Past, Visions of the Future
This chapter explores the value of creating a mission statement to help redefine the academic library's curriculum center in the context of the current dynamic teacher education environment. The mission statement and related texts, such as vision, values, and guiding principle statements, define the purpose of the center for its constituents. It acts as a bridge between communities of practice and organizations, demonstrating the relationship of the center to the teacher education program, the academic library, and the college or university. Most importantly, the mission statement provides guidance for making policy and procedure decisions that are proactive. In an evolving education environment, a mission statement affirmed through assessment processes remains relevant to its constituents now and in the future.
Miller, Julie and Meyer, Nadean. “The Value of the Curriculum Center’s Mission Statement: Meeting the Needs of Evolving Teacher Education” in Curriculum Materials Centers and Collections: Legacies from the Past, Visions of the Future, ed. by Rita Kohrman. Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries, 2012, pp. 167-198. Available from: digitalcommons.butler.edu/librarian_papers/45/