COLGATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
The Colgate University Libraries provide resources and services to support and strengthen Colgate’s educational programs and to facilitate the creation and dissemination of knowledge. The libraries encourage and assist learning, teaching, and research and foster the development of students who are independent, self-directed learners able to make informed and sophisticated use of libraries.
The mission of the Libraries includes the following goals:
•The selection, organization, and preservation of collections and the provision of both physical and intellectual access to resources appropriate to the curriculum of the University, the current research interests of the faculty and the needs of the Colgate community.
•Shared educational programs that embed information literacy into teaching and learning at Colgate University.
•An engaged staff that provides high quality resources and services that meet the needs of students and faculty
•Leadership in information management and in the creative use of new technologies.
•Partnership with other university groups, libraries and professional organization
•Participation in mutually beneficial cooperative and interdependent relationships with other libraries [e.g. ConnectNY, etc.]
•An environment that encourages intellectual exploration and learning.
•Ongoing evaluation of library resources and programs, both onsite and elsewhere.
Discussed and confirmed in Library Faculty Retreat June 19, 2008 jas