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Library Self Study April 2008

Library Self Study April 2008

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University of Puerto RicoMedical Sciences CampusConrado F. Asenjo LibrarySelf-Study Report of the Conrado F. Asenjo Libraryof the Medical Sciences Campus2001-02 to 2006-07 According to the Standards of the Association of Collegeand Research Libraries
Submitted by:Prof. Victoria Delgado AponteDirectorSelf-Study Committee:Prof. Irma Quiñones-CoordinatorProf. Nilca ParrillaProf. Francisca CorradaMrs. Luz Evelyn AcevedoMiss Verónica GuevaraOther collaborators:Prof. Efraín FloresMrs. Amariliz Burgos
 
 
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Introduction.............................................................................................................3Library Assessment Project...................................................................................4ACRL StandardsPlanning...........................................................................................................7Assessment......................................................................................................16Assessment Results........................................................................................21Services............................................................................................................31Information Skills...........................................................................................55Resources.........................................................................................................68Access...............................................................................................................85Human Resources..........................................................................................93Physical Facilities...........................................................................................107Communication and Cooperation...............................................................113Administration...............................................................................................126Budget..............................................................................................................134General Recommendations....................................................................................141
 
 
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Introduction
The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) is the public system for higher education on theisland. It has eleven university campuses, including the Río Piedras, Medical Sciences andMayagüez campuses. It has approximately 70,000 registered students. The academicoffering of the UPR includes 495 programs that offer associate degrees, degrees in Bachelorof Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts or Science, doctorate in philosophy (PhD.) andEducation (EdD), and Juris Doctorate.The UPR Medical Sciences Campus (MSC) is made up of six schools: the School ofMedicine, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Dentistry, the School of Public Health, theSchool of Health Professions and the School of Nursing. The Campus also has three deans’offices that provide support: The Office of the Dean of Administration, the Office of theDean of Students and the Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs. More than 2,000 fulltimeemployees and approximately 3,000 students work on the Campus.Its diversity of services, complexity, and state-of-the art offerings in the area of health, havemade the Medical Sciences Campus, with all its schools, responsible for higher education inall the disciplines it covers and makes it the leading university in research, service, andclinical aspects. This ensures our mission to educate, take care of, and maximize the health ofall Puerto Ricans and identifies us as leading professionals in our fields throughout the world.The Conrado F. Asenjo Library of the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus,is the principal resource for information on health sciences on the island. It has the mostcomplete collection of bibliographical resources in it class in the Caribbean. The Libraryoffers its students and faculty multiple services and supports the curricula of the differentschools. Its resources and services are also available to the personnel of the complex of theMedical Center, the University of Puerto Rico Hospital in Carolina, to health professionalsin Puerto Rico, and to the general public (See the Library Profile, Appendix 0.1).

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