Asa H. Gordon Library

Vision

The vision of the Savannah State University Library is to ensure that its students, faculty, and staff are equipped to meet the complex information challenges of the 21st century. Additionally, the Savannah State University Library strives to be the heart of University's academic and research culture and to substantially contribute to the intellectual activities of the University.

Mission

The Library embraces the University’s mission to graduate students prepared to perform at high levels of economic productivity, social responsibility, and excellence in their chosen field of endeavor in a changing global community by providing access to scholarly information in an environment conducive to learning and research.

Core Values

  • Quality Service. With the primary focus on exceeding the expectations of its patrons, the Library values service to our clients that is receptive and courteous.
  • Change as Opportunity. The Library values innovation, flexibility and creativity, balanced with respect for traditions and accomplishments. We value not just the new, but that which is new and better.
  • Collaboration. The Library values collaboration both within and outside of its formal structure.
  • Integrity. The Library values consistency, honesty, fairness and professionalism in its actions both within and outside of the library.
  • Learning. As a learning organization, the Library values the life long pursuit of knowledge and wisdom for both the individual and organization.

Strategic Initiatives

  • Offer a varied, authoritative and up-to-date collection of materials, resources, and equipment adequate to support the educational, research, and public service mission and the technological needs of the library and its users.
  • Facilitate resource sharing by establishing and maintaining cooperative, reciprocal relationships with other libraries.
  • Ensure high quality service, consultation, reference, and instructional programs that will facilitate information literacy and academic success, and encourage lifelong learning which will enhance the image of the library and the institution.
  • Recruit and maintain a staff sufficient in size, quality, and training to meet the needs of its users.
  • Motivate library staff to high levels of achievement through continuing education, personal development and skill enhancement.
  • Provide a well planned and secure library facility with adequate space, conducive to study and research.
  • Develop a budget that is appropriate to the mission of the institution and library.
  • Ensure the preservation and availability of official records and other materials that document the history of Savannah State University.

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