Library Mission Statement

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Infographic showing the various components of information literacy: cultural, visual, media, network, computer, traditional alphabetic, and library instructionThe Mission of the Western Piedmont Community College Library is to provide essential and high-quality instructional support materials, facilities, and services to the students and faculty/staff of Western Piedmont Community College across all academic programs.  In so doing, we assist the College in fulfilling its own mission statement, by directly supporting the Western Piedmont goals of “Competent Citizenry,” “Student Potential,” “Safe, Supportive Environment,” and “Technology.”

The Library is charged with developing, securing, and preserving the College’s excellent print and non-print collections, while at the same time providing a high-level of accessibility to those materials for students and faculty/staff.  Preservation and accessibility are enabled by the maintenance of adequate storage, displays, study areas, and facilities for instruction and media-viewing, as well as the implementation of efficient, courteous, and responsive procedures for circulating and retrieving learning materials in order to reach the widest audience, including those with special needs.

The Library is also responsible for training and assisting students in the development of those informational literacy skills necessary to achieve their educational goals; to comfortably interface with new information and instructional technologies; to acquire and utilize information to answer questions and solve problems; and to generally empower them to be successful lifelong learners.