About the Library

RRCC Library Mission

The mission of the Red Rocks Community College Library is to support the educational goals of the students, faculty, and staff both in the classroom and beyond the walls of the college. We are building an inclusive, collaborative, and vibrant campus destination that facilitates and celebrates the academic and creative activities of the RRCC community. We strive to provide equal access to information, ideas, and knowledge, and we uphold the Library Bill of Rights and the ALA Code of Ethics.

Statement of Inclusive Excellence

The RRCC Library is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Because library spaces and collections can reflect broader systems of inequity, we commit to a system of continuous improvement that ensures our services and collections will support growth, foster community, and elevate historically underrepresented voices. We endorse the ALA Resolution to Condemn White Supremacy and Fascism as Antithetical to Library Work and adopt radical empathy rather than neutrality as our guiding value (2020-2021 ALA CD#19.6). 

RRCC Library Strategic Plan 2021-2025

The RRCC Library Strategic Plan draws directly from the RRCC Strategic Plan and aligns initiatives with the goals set forth in the College Plan.

Goal 1: Engage students through high quality, impactful, educational programs

Library Objective: Develop a robust Media Literacy program which addresses the specific needs of academic departments, the RRCC community and the local community


  1. Conduct an environmental scan
  2. Develop a Continuous Improvement Plan for Media Literacy Program
  3. Pilot program
  4. Assessment of the pilot

Goal 2: Commit to equity across all levels of the institution

Library Objective: Conduct an in-depth review of all materials in the collection for relevance, currency, program standards, and equity of voices and content. Remove outdated and irrelevant materials and purchase new materials to meet curriculum and community needs


  1. Compile data on enrollment, course offerings, degree plans, career and technical education programs, and workforce development services and training
  2. Conduct needs assessments for curricular areas
  3. Collect and analyze electronic and physical collections for coverage and usage
  4. Perform a diversity audit of the library collection
  5. Establish assessment metrics
  6. Develop a comprehensive data-informed collection maintenance plan with a regular assessment cycle 

Goal 3: Develop and support partnerships within our community

Library Objective: Support the Colorado Online @ shared library project

  1. Participate in the Colorado Online Learning Resources Subcommittee by collecting data, researching options, and preparing recommendations
  2. Relay impacts of decisions to RRCC Executive Team, CCCS library directors, the RRCC library staff, the RRCC community
  3. Participate in implementation and testing as appropriate
  4. Revise RRCC Library services, scope, budget, and staffing in response to implemented changes
  5. Provide necessary training and outreach to library staff and the RRCC community
  6. Assess and provide feedback on the student experience and student learning outcomes

Goal 4: Proactively address challenges and opportunities to ensure institutional effectiveness

Library Objective: Build structure, culture, and evidence in support of Open Educational Resources

  1. Develop best practice guides for implementing, creating, and sharing OER content and establish the library as a central hub for discovering and sharing OER resources
  2. Conduct a survey to determine training needs and offer training opportunities
  3. Collect and evaluate data to demonstrate OER impact on student enrollment, retention, and completion
  4. Collect and evaluate data to address faculty barriers to OER adoption
  5. Work with the Center for Teaching Excellence to establish a culture of OER
  6. Develop Zero Textbook Cost pathways in coordination with Deans, Chairs, and Advising
  7. Compile evidence to support the need for continued institutional support for OER

View the full Library Strategic Plan.

Collection Management Policy

Collection Management Policy.

Collection Review Plan

  • May, 2022: Computer Science; Engineering and Technology; Health Facilities, Nursing, and History; Health Professions and Public Health; Law; Medicine; Preclinical Sciences
  • June, 2022: Physical Education & Recreation; Anthropology; Political Science; Art and Architecture; Biological Sciences
  • July, 2022: Communicable Diseases; Agriculture; Geography and Earth Sciences; Chemistry
  • August, 2022: Psychology: Government Documents; Library Science, Generalities and Reference; Business and Economics
  • September, 2022: Language, Linguistics, and Literature; Sociology; Mathematics; History and Auxiliary Sciences
  • October, 2022: Physical Science, Philosophy and Religion; Music; Education; Performing Arts

Policy Review Timeline

  • Summer 2022 – Review circulation policies, loan limits, fines, billing procedures
  • Fall 2022 – Review course reserve procedures and guidelines
  • Spring 2023 – Review space and event procedures and guidelines
  • Summer 2023 – Review instruction and reference procedures and guidelines
  • Fall 2023 – Review website procedures and guidelines
  • Spring 2024 – Review collection management policy, procedures, and guidelines