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National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB)
Total number of cataloged titles in the architecture library collection. Total number of cataloged titles that have
Library of Congress NA or Dewey 720–729. ARL ranking. A description of the institutional context and administrative
structure of the library and visual resources. An assessment of the library and visual resource collections, services,
staff, facilities, and equipment that does the following: o Describes the content, extent and formats represented in the
current collection including number of titles and subject areas represented. o Evaluates the degree to which information
resources and services support the mission, planning, curriculum, and research specialties of the program. o Assesses
the quality, currency, suitability, range, and quantity of resources in all formats, (traditional/print and electronic). o
Demonstrates sufficient funding to enable continuous collection growth. o Identifies any significant problem that affects
the operation or services of the libraries, visual resources collections, and other information resource facilities. Policies
on library and information resources collection development
Nothing specific to library.
National Association of Schools of Music
Acquisitions budget collections cooperative arrangements (e.g., consortial memberships) personnel opening hours
catalogs user instruction special collections available technologies.
National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
The NAST accrediting agency asked for a description of theatre library holdings and learning resources student and
faculty access (hours, catalogs, indexes, other institutions’ holdings) resource sharing budgetary data staffing
acquisition, preservation, replacement policies and procedures and facilities’ equipment and maintenance plans. The
accrediting agency also asked for an evaluation of the extent to which NAST standards are met regarding library,
learning, and information resources as well as governance and administration, collection development, personnel
services, resource sharing, facilities, and finances.
1) There should be a close intra-institutional administrative relationship for theatre students and faculty to make the
best use of library resources. 2) Cooperative inter-institutional resource sharing arrangements should be established to
augment holdings for student and faculty use. 3) It is desirable that a separate line budgetary item for theatre be an
explicit element in the library budget. 4) Fund allocation management should be the responsibility of a designated staff
person. 5) An organized system of involvement by theatre faculty and students should exist to advise the librarian in
fiscal planning.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Library holdings, expenditures, accommodations for distance students (accessibility), hours of library, technology
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