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    Library Mission / Statement of Objectives

    Shipman Library Mission Statement

    Shipman Library seeks to provide the facilities, resources, and services necessary to support the educational mission of Adrian College. We seek especially to help students become skilled users of information and contributors to an informed society.

    Shipman Library Statement of Objectives

    Facilities

    Shipman Library will seek to develop a physical environment conducive to the achievement of its mission. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to the provision of:

    1. a space that is safe, inviting, and accessible to all users;
    2. adequate space for library technology and print resources;
    3. adequate space for both individual and group study;
    4. signage that maximizes efficient use of that space;
    5. a space that facilitates intra-campus communication;
    6. convenient hours of access.

    Resources

    Shipman Library will seek to develop resources conducive to the achievement of its mission. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to the provision of:

    1. a knowledgeable and approachable staff that is able to furnish or act as a guide to desired information;
    2. a collection that primarily seeks to support the curriculum, and which is therefore developed in collaboration with the faculty;
    3. a collection that secondarily seeks to support the broader objectives of a liberal arts education, as well as cultural career, health, and recreational interests;
    4. a collection that seeks especially to support understanding of the world's different cultures, including their interdependence;
    5. a collection that is representative of people of diverse origins, backgrounds, and views;
    6. a collection that emphasizes current and highly relevant information, and which is there examined and weeded on a regular basis;
    7. materials in a wide variety of formats, including those available through remote electronic access, that address both the range of information needs and individual learning styles;
    8. equipment and technology that is both sufficiently current, and kept in good repair.

    Services

    Shipman Library will seek to develop services conducive to the achievement of its goals. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to the provision of:

    1. reference and referral services, including database searching services, that emphasize teaching students how to become independent users of information;
    2. a comprehensive library instruction program that seeks to help students become skilled at locating, evaluating, and using information;
    3. interlibrary loan services that emphasize supplying students with necessary resources in an efficient and timely manner.

     

    UPDATED: 3/8/2013

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