Answered By: Reference Librarians
Last Updated: Oct 16, 2018     Views: 136

What are the Beam Library's goals?

In pursuit of its mission, the library’s goals are:

  • To identify, collect, maintain, and provide access to information resources that:
    1. provide support for the university’s curriculum and mission.
    2. are accessible to all enrolled students and faculty members regardless of their location or physical disabilities.
    3. incorporate all formats of material as appropriate including but not limited to print and electronic.
  • To provide an appropriate number of librarians and staff who maintain the highest professional standards and exemplify Christian service and attitude for each other and all patrons.
  • To collect, preserve, and provide access to the university’s archives, the Restoration History Collection, and all other special collections housed in the Beam Library.
  • To teach and promote all aspects of information literacy and intellectual property to the OC community in formal and informal settings.
  • To collaborate with faculty in areas of information literacy, collection development, and services.
  • To provide an exceptional facility that is accessible to all patrons and a physical environment that enhances and encourages exploration, research, study, and learning.
  • To provide a learning environment that encourages life-long learners, critical thinking, academic freedom, and intellectual inquiry within the guidelines of the OC Covenant.
  • To advance the image and awareness of the Beam Library including its resources, services, and staff.