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Mission

The Murray State University Libraries serve as the student-centered learning commons of the university community and as a resource that bolsters the regional economy and culture.  We provide traditional and evolving services, collections, instruction, and spaces to empower our diverse learners.

Vision

The University Libraries respond to the Murray State University’s Vision, Mission and Value Statements by (each of these is equally weighted):

  • Providing instruction in information, media and technological literacy skills using appropriate instruction methods and tools to teach the university community how to find, assess and use information;
  • Supporting the curricular and research needs of the university community through continually acquiring, maintaining, preserving and managing access to quality materials in varying formats, as determined by effective collection assessment;
  • Adapting physical and virtual spaces to the changing technological and learning needs of the university community through maintaining, and planning for new, responsive learning environments.

In order to accomplish the above, we must:

  • Foster the growth and development of new and existing partnerships, within and outside of the university, in order to enrich and expand the services offered by the University Libraries;
  • Retain and provide for the continued professional growth of highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff;
  • Seek funding that supports the operations, collections and facilities of the University Libraries through external fundraising efforts and adjustments in budget allocations. 

Waterfield Library Address

Waterfield Library Dean's Office

205 Waterfield Library

Murray, KY 42071

Phone: 270-809-2291

Fax: 270-809-5609

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