Student Learning Center

Project Title
Student Learning Center
College Core Theme
Focus on Learning, Expand Access, Foster a Diverse College Community


Unit Goal

#1 - Provide learners with instruction, resources and services that promote the achiebement of their academic, personal or professional goals

#3 - Improve unit operations through team building and the continuous improvement cycle

See the complete Clark College Libraries Operational Plan.


In January 2013 the Basic Education programs moved to the college’s main campus. To preserve and enhance learning support for Basic Ed. students library materials that had previously been housed in the Student Learning Center were integrated into Cannell Library. Library faculty and staff worked closely with the Basic Ed. faculty to identify a location for the Transitional Programs collection, assess the existing materials, develop a plan to improve the collection, determine circulation procedures, and create a library orientation for Basic Ed. students that highlighted Cannell Library services and resources. The partnership benefited students by providing them with expanded library hours, tutoring in proximity to the Basic Ed. classes and the library collection, and access to librarians who provide library orientation and information literacy instruction.


Since fall 2010 students and Adult Literacy tutors at TPC can search for items in the the Student Learning Center (SLC) library collection. Through the cooperative efforts of Amy Waite, Nora Burmeister (VISTA volunteer) Radka Ballada, Sally Demos, Susan Harding, and Suzanne Smith (SLC Program Manager) students can gain experience in locating and borrowing library materials through the Clark CollegeLibrary Catalog. Start-up costs were provided through a Clark College Foundation Funds Allocation grant.