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Mission

MISSION

Overview

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.

College Mission

College Mission

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.

Library Mission

Library Mission

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:

  • The library partners in the educational mission of the institution to develop and support information-literate learners who can discover, access, and use information effectively for academic success, research, and lifelong learning.
  • The library enables users to discover information in all formats through effective use of technology and organization of knowledge.
  • The library provides access to collections sufficient in quality, depth, diversity, format, and currency to support the research and teaching missions of the institution.
  • The library provides spaces where users interact with ideas in both physical and virtual environments to expand learning and facilitate the creation of new knowledge.
  • The library provides sufficient number and quality of personnel to ensure excellence and to function successfully in an environment of continuous change.
  • The library engages the campus and broader community through multiple strategies in order to advocate, educate, and promote its value.

Library Vision

Library Vision

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.

Reference:

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.