Loyola Marymount University is a Roman Catholic institution, which, in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, emphasizes the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice.
The Loyola Marymount University Library supports the university's mission by working with other campus groups to fulfill the information needs of the university community. We create a collaborative environment that supports the educational, instructional and cultural needs of the community by providing quality and personalized services, appropriate scholarly collections and equitable access to library resources. We affirm our mission through each policy and service as we assist the members of our community in gaining knowledge and developing skills in order to enrich their own lives and the lives of others.
The Library is a dynamic and innovative partner in fostering a transformative and rigorous educational experience at Loyola Marymount University. The Library is actively used by faculty, students, staff, and the community in the course of research, learning, and cultural exploration.
The Library bridges disciplines and departments to contribute to learning outcomes. Through a robust liaison program with academic departments, the Library connects faculty with Library services and resources and promotes the integration of information literacy instruction throughout the curricula. The Library also partners with Information Technology and other campus service providers to provide integrated academic support services for the University community.The Library fosters intellectual and cultural collaborations throughout LMU and the broader scholarly community, and among our library peers. The Library engages in outreach strategies to expand local community awareness of its resources, services, and programming.
The Library provides a portal to rich collections in a variety of formats and representing diverse topics and perspectives, in support of LMU's mission of the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice. The Library develops and maintains both physical and electronic collections, supporting the diverse needs and preferences of users both on and off campus. The Library creates and preserves digital collections to expand the visibility and availability of our collections, and the Department of Archives and Special Collections provides enhanced access to rare and archival materials. The Library partners with other institutions to share resources and participate in cooperative initiatives.
The William H. Hannon Library, as the heart of the campus, serves as a central marketplace for the acquisition of knowledge and the exchange of ideas. The Library provides a variety of inviting spaces for individual and collaborative study, intellectual and creative discovery, and educational and cultural programming. The Library accommodates the diverse needs and schedules of students through extended hours of operation. An Information Commons integrates current and emerging information technologies with information resources and services, while state-of-the-art classrooms facilitate effective information literacy instruction.
The Library maximizes its effectiveness through learning-centered operations informed by best practices. The Library recruits, develops, and retains talented and dedicated personnel who explore innovative ideas and new technologies and apply them toward services that are more usable, accessible, and relevant to our community. Library personnel operate within a culture of evidence, regularly assessing services, collections, and operations to identify successes and opportunities for improvement.
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