Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the National Council for Learning Resources (NCLR) is to contribute to the mission of the community college through activities which relate to Learning Resources programs and which will improve educational programs in community colleges. The NCLR will provide a member forum within the AACC for Learning Resources (LRS) topics and concerns and, as a result, improve service to community college faculty, staff, and most importantly, students. Specifically, the NCLR will address efforts to heighten awareness of LRS issues among presidents, vice-presidents, and others who may supervise LRS programs.

The NCLR endorses the general purposes of AACC, as follows:

The Council is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and shall not engage in any activity which is not permitted by an organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(a) and described in Section (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. No part of its net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any private individual except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services actually rendered. No substantial part of its activities shall be for carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and it shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Pursuant to these purposes, the Council shall promote the sound growth of community and junior colleges and shall help create in them an atmosphere conductive to learning. It shall contribute in every practical way to the development of a better human environment in America by working for the extension of full educational opportunities to all Americans on an equitable basis qualitatively and by striving for the elimination of all forms of discrimination, whether by race, creed, sex or financial condition.