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library mission & library goals

 

LIBRARY MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the USC Beaufort Library is to support the educational goals of the campus as expressed in its programs and curriculum. The library accomplishes its mission in the following ways: 1) by building and maintaining comprehensive collections of resources that support and extend the academic offerings of the curriculum and that are freely available to USCB's students, faculty, staff and adult residents across Beaufort and Jasper Counties; 2) by teaching students and library patrons how best to locate and retrieve the information they seek; and 3) by utilizing the most advanced technologies to provide additional access to recorded information housed in libraries and other facilities around the globe.

LIBRARY GOALS

  • To build a library collection of materials in all formats that effectively serves the day-to-day needs of the undergraduate degree programs of USCB
  • To provide appropriate library public services, including circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, and instruction, to USCB students and faculty both on campus and from remote locations
  • To ensure that all students can demonstrate information literacy skills
  • To provide the latest technologies and equipment available to enhance the access and retrieval of information resources
  • To provide adequate, comfortable spaces and facilities that promote optimum library utilization at both campus sites
  • To provide a sufficient number of trained, competent staff members to carry out library programs at both campus sites
  • To ensure continuous, adequate budgetary support for appropriate library growth and development

Revised 2/5/01, 12/12/03

Last modified Tuesday January 17, 2006

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