MISSION STATEMENT &
Program’s Mission Statement:
The mission of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Library is to provide user-oriented quality services, instruction, and resources to support the mission and goals of the College and the curriculum, and the educational and research/information competency needs of students, faculty, staff, and administration.
The MLK Library serves the information, research and study needs of the Los Angeles City College community by providing a full range of print and online information resources, as well as reference and instructional services.
Librarians assist students at the Reference Desk during all our open hours. Library instruction ranges from one-on-one reference assistance to formal bibliographic instructional sessions requested by faculty for specific courses. One library course, Library Science 101, is offered for students to learn more about library and online research..
Library technology for students includes 192 computers (with Internet access and productivity software), 4 ADA and 2 special accommodation stations, copier and printer stations, and wireless Internet access throughout the building.
Program’s Learning Outcomes
- Locate, retrieve, evaluate, utilize, and cite information efficiently, using appropriate library services and information technology tools.
- Recognize ethical and legal issues surrounding information retrieval and intellectual property.
- Appreciate the library as an academic research center, a life-long learning tool, and a place to read, study, and reflect.