James H. Thomason Library

Mission Statement

The mission of the James H. Thomason Library is to provide services and access to resources that will support the present and future scholarly and informational needs of the college community in accordance with the purpose and goals of Presbyterian College. Its goals are:

  1. To acquire, organize, preserve, and provide access to materials to support the curriculum, to support both faculty and student scholarly research appropriate for an undergraduate liberal arts institution, and to provide access to a wide range of culturally significant material within and beyond the requirements of the instructional program.
  2. To identify informational needs and create programs to develop user skills to locate, use, evaluate, and manage information.
  3. To provide a staff of qualified librarians and skilled support personnel to assist users in making appropriate and effective use of library collections, resources, facilities, and services.
  4. To provide an archival depository for the correspondence, records, publications, and other materials derived from the ongoing work of the college.library
  5. To organize, monitor, and evaluate library materials, services, and procedures to assure the effective and efficient utilization of funds and personnel.
  6. To maintain a close and meaningful working relationship with administrative and academic departments, academic planning groups, and the user communities, to assure effective development of library services consistent with the objectives and programs of the college, and to advise the college as to the requirements and costs of these resources.
  7. To promote the use of the library and information resources.
  8. To maintain a constant exploration of professional and technological developments with a view to applicability for Presbyterian College.
  9. To participate in cooperative activities, including resource sharing, to enhance access to external information resources.
  10. To use the highest standards of professional library service to implement the above goals.


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