The review and revision of the Collection Development Policy is the responsibility of the Collection Development & Management Team (CD&MT). Formal review of the entire policy will take place every five years, or as required due to library or college operational or policy changes. Revision of individual sections may be done as needed. Final authority for adoption of the policy resides with the Dean of Library Services.
Location and Dissemination of Policy
Every member of the library staff will have access to a copy of the Collection Development Policy. The policy is made available to the college community via the Library website.
Official stance on Intellectual Freedom and Censorship
The Library subscribes to the position of the American Library Association as stated in the Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries.
Central Piedmont Profile
Central Piedmont is a comprehensive two-year college that offers Business & Professional, Health & Technology, College Transfer, Middle College, Basic Skills, Corporate and Continuing Education, and Community Service Programs.
Central Piedmont, a non-residential college that serves a diverse student population, offers courses of study on six traditional campuses, two centers, and through eLearning. Many faculty and students are part-time.
The college is accredited by SACS. A number of programs at the college are also governed by outside accrediting agencies. The recommendations and guidelines of these agencies are given careful consideration in developing Library collections and services.
College Vision, Mission, Values
Central Piedmont will be a champion of students, a catalyst for opportunity, and an exceptional provider of learning experiences that transform lives and strengthen our community.
To facilitate student learning, success and completion, Central Piedmont provides exceptional education and globally competitive training in an engaging, supportive environment.
S: Student Centered
S: Strive to achieve Excellence
Guiding Principles of Central Piedmont Library
❖ Central Piedmont Library serves a diverse learning community by providing information literacy instruction, relevant resources, and point-of-need services designed to foster academic and workforce success.
❖ Central Piedmont Library will be recognized as essential to the success of 21st Century learners and a leader of community college libraries.