The mission of Louisiana College and the mission of the Richard W. Norton Memorial Library serve to provide administrative guidance when developing and evaluating library services, programs, and resources. The two statements are to be viewed as complementary rather than competitive.
The mission of Louisiana College is to provide liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs characterized by devotion to the preeminence of the Lord Jesus, allegiance to the authority of the Holy Scriptures, dedication to academic excellence for the glory of God, and commitment to change the world for Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Richard W. Norton Memorial Library provides technologically-enriched resources, services, and spaces to foster a community of collaborative teaching, learning, and research.
To facilitate this mission, the library has established the following objectives:
Achieving success together.
Our goal is to be viewed by students and faculty as a key partner in student academic success, an aspiration which is founded in empirical study and research (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2016). We provide active, experiential learning to impart a set of transcendent lifelong learning skills, teaching students how to strategically find, critically evaluate, and ethically use information. Through its services, the library positively impacts student learning and success.
Association of College and Research Libraries. "Documented Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success: Building Evidence with Team-Based Assessment in Action Campus Projects." Prepared by Karen Brown with contributions by Kara J. Malenfant. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2016.