Libraries and the amazing staff, faculty, and student workers who are part of the University Library team are more important than ever, providing the information, knowledge, skill, and resources, as well as spaces that are available to all. We are essential to students as they further their learning, understanding, and research, as well as finding a comfortable space to meet with friends, consult with a librarian, or learn more about the world around you.
When we drafted our mission, vision, and strategic plan a little more than 3 years ago, we couldn’t have imagined the changes and challenges that we have all experienced, but continued to persevere and successfully launch and implement several key initiatives and projects that have focused on recognition of diverse resources and equitable access, shared collections, deep engagement with our partners and stakeholders, and creating a sense of belonging for our students.
Our banner initiatives:
Our mission continues to support the intellectual pursuits of our students, while helping to promote, disseminate, create, and cultivate knowledge, research, information, and partnerships, whether that is here in the Miller Center or online in our courses, or through the many opportunities for activities and projects that we expect our student “members” to take advantage of throughout the year. Get involved, stay informed, ask questions, and be confident in your abilities—we will be here for you!
Dean, University Library
Check out the history of the library St. Cloud State Libraries: Past and Present from 1875