Message from the Dean

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Greetings from the Mercer University Library!

The Library is very proud of our critical role in supporting the academic success of our students, as well as the research and service agendas of the University. Through the excellent work of committed librarians, staff, and student assistants, the Library helps the University fulfill its academic mission through active partnerships and collaborations.  We are constantly looking for new opportunities to support that mission.

In May 2016, we launched a new organizational structure which will allow us to provide the best services and support of Mercer.    We began the process with bold new statements to inspire our work:

Vision: Advancing the discovery, development, and delivery of scholarship that researchers use to change the world.

Mission:  Transforming scholars by promoting an innovative and adaptive environment that allows creative, collaborative, and independent learning. We provide tailored, accessible resources through collections, partnerships, and inspired service.

Values:  Leadership │Innovation │Respect│Accountability│Service

Together, we are building a vibrant, dynamic and responsive library that not only meets but we hope, exceeds the expectations of the Mercer community.

We hope you will peruse the depth and breadth of our web site to see all we have to offer.   Please review our 2016-2017 Annual Report that showcases our exciting year  This is a very exciting time for the University and for the Library. If I can ever be of assistance to you, or provide additional information, I hope you will let me know

With warm regards, and Go Bears!

Beth Hammond
Dean of the University Library