Mission and Goals

The Library's Mission

The mission of the Hugh and Hazel Darling Library is to serve the information and research needs of the Hope International University community by providing access to information resources and developing information literacy for lifelong learning.

Our Goals Are...

To provide information and resources for the needs of the university community by developing and maintaining collections of resource materials, both print and electronic.
To promote "information competence" in all students, so that as graduates they are skilled in retrieving information for most of their needs, and committed to life-long refinement of their information access skills.
To promote the use of resource materials and services by the university community.
To provide a competent and professional staff, serving the mission of the library and the university.
To maintain an archival function for the university by collection of appropriate materials, and preservation of selected historical materials.
To provide physical facilities appropriate for adequate housing of resource materials, for support offices and workrooms, and for other services provided by the library.
To enhance the learning environment of the university by providing an atmosphere which stimulates academic pursuits.
To provide clear, comprehensive means of access for use of resource collections, promoting quick and easy retrieval of materials.
To selectively disseminate information from available sources, to teaching faculty and administrators.
To provide reference and research services to satisfy the needs of the university community.
“In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim.”