The University Libraries advance distinction in the Seton Hall community’s teaching, learning, and research through its provision of user-focused services, programs, and robust collections. In the Catholic intellectual tradition, we encourage the exchange of divergent points of view as we are the intellectual, ethical, cultural, and historical heart of the University.
The Libraries are central to the University’s intellectual life where students and faculty needs are the top priority. We lead through the provision of innovative services, programs, and resources within the Seton Hall community and beyond.
We value…(mapped to University Guiding Principles):
Goal 1. The University Libraries are viewed as an essential, respected, and valued University Asset; librarians and library staff are trusted colleagues and partners in research and teaching.
Goal 2. The University Libraries are core to the academic, ethical, and cultural growth of the University community and a strong comprehensive academic presence in its research, teaching, and learning activities.
Goal 3. The University Libraries foster an environment that is supportive, cohesive, compassionate, and communicative for future leaders and good citizens.
Goal 4. The University Libraries will secure the resources, labor/staffing/personnel, funding and infrastructure to meet our goals and objectives now and in the future, fostering higher levels of scholarship and providing tools that are transparent and easily adaptable to users’ needs.
Goal 5. The University Libraries will plan, develop, expand, and budget physical and virtual library spaces to support student success and engagement at all levels for present and future endeavors.
Goal 6. The University Libraries provide an inclusive learning environment that fosters collaboration among people of diverse backgrounds in support of and to inspire the lifelong learning of our community.
Goal 7. The University Libraries develop strategic alliances and cooperate with other organizations for the advancement of University goals and objectives.
Goal 8. The University Libraries ensure services and tools are both efficient and effective through iterative review and development.
Goal 9. The University Libraries develop capacities for future needs and more dispersed and collaborative responsibility.
b. Increase research and instructional support in the online learning environment. Seamlessly engage the online teaching environment as an equal partner. (G4; G1 – G9)
Libraries’ staff in line with service and operational needs. (G1 G4 G6 G8 G9)