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Texas A&M University
SACS Reaffirmation of Accreditation. Core Requirement 2.9
Section 2: Core Requirements Requirement 2.9, Page 6
Table 2.9.3 Facilities and Services Summary
Medical
Sciences
Library
College
Station
LRC
Bryan
TLRC
Round
Rock
TLRC
Pharmacy
Library
(Kingsville)
Temple
LRC
Richard
D.
Haines
Library
(Temple)
Baylor
Health
Sciences
Library
Texas
Medical
Center
Library
(Houston)
Weekly
Hours of
Operation
119
hours
92.5
hours
168
hours
168
hours 45 hours
168
hours
168
hours
80c
hours 89 hours
Seating 625 141 98 50 4 56 104 140 247
Group/Indiv
Study Rooms 12/29 20 16 14 4 10 2
2c
8
Computer
Workstations
68/15a
13 41 5 4 20 35 41 54
Wireless
Access
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Printers /
Scanners /
Photocopiers Y/Y/Y Y/Y/Y Y/Y/Y Y/N/Y Y/Y/Y Y/Y/Y Y/Y/Y Y/Y/Y Y/Y/Y
Audiovisual
Equipment Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
a
MSL also provides 15 laptops available for checkout
b
Available through the MSL
c Additional study space available 24/7 within BCD
A more complete discussion of facilities can be found in the report on Comprehensive Standard
3.8.1, Learning/Information Resources [Comprehensive Standard 3.8.1, Learning/Information
Resources].
Staff
The MSL staffing includes 14 tenure track faculty, 3 non-academic professionals and 9
paraprofessionals plus a number of part time student assistants whose collective work hours are
equivalent to 5 full-time workers. Each MSL tenure track faculty holds the terminal degree of
practice, a Master of Library Science, from an institution accredited by the American Library
Association. In addition, 43% of them also hold graduate degrees in academic or professional
fields such as nutrition, public health and information science and advanced certificates in
informatics. Five of the tenure track faculty also hold joint appointments within the professional
schools served by MSL. Staffing levels at MSL are stable, having only a 4% turnover rate for
each of the past three years. MSL staff are experienced and well-trained; the composite years of
library experience represented by all MSL staff is over 230 years. A more complete discussion
of staffing can be found in the report on Comprehensive Standard 3.8.3, Qualified Staff
[Comprehensive Standard 3.8.3, Qualified Staff].
Information Resource Services and Instruction
To meet the needs of the distributed TAM HSC campuses, the Medical Sciences Library
provides 24/7 access to online resources and access to services beyond the hours physical
facilities are open and staffed. All electronic resources are available to TAM HSC whenever and
wherever the resources are needed by means of a proxy server and authentication service.
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