- Provide support for teaching,
undergraduate research, and the Union College curriculum. Also, to the extent possible, support faculty
research and community access to the library’s collective services and
- Acquire and provide direct access
to research and cultural information resources on site (whether in traditional
or electronic form) as well as descriptive information about relevant resources
- Acquire, preserve, provide
intellectual control of, and promote the use of Union’s unique cultural,
historic, and regional resources including those of Schaffer Library’s Special
Collections, Union’s Permanent Collection (art and artifacts), and the
materials of the Adirondack Research Library.
- Participate in resource sharing,
interlibrary cooperation, document delivery programs, and consortial activities
as a way of managing, extending, and enhancing local resources as well as
bringing requested material to the Union community.
- Support the campus-wide information
literacy program through classroom and one-on-one instruction, collaboration
with other College faculty and personnel, resource development, and reference
- Make our facilities welcoming
places where everyone in the College community and beyond is served equitably
and safely and where privacy and intellectual freedom are respected.
- Organize, maintain, and present
the library’s collective resources using the most applicable current national
and international standards.
- Evaluate and implement
technological and organizational change in a manner consistent with our