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GOALS AND OBJECTIVES   Related pagesSurvey Questionnaire  |  Values & Beliefs, Vision, Mission

GOAL 1: ACCESS TO INFORMATION -- Patrons informational needs for education, research and service are fully met
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    Patrons have access to resources that adequately support their information needs, regardless of format, time, or location  
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    Patrons use high performance technologies to locate the information they need, regardless of format, time, or location  
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    Patrons obtain information not available at Howard libraries, promptly and with minimum effort
GOAL 2: INFORMATION EMPOWERMENT -- The student's information skills as foundations for life-long learning are developed or enhanced
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    Patrons receive effective ready reference and consultation assistance (Satisfaction)
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    First-year students can use finding tools effectively to identify useful resources and locate needed information (learning outcome)
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    Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students completing departmental research methods courses can readily identify appropriate finding tools expeditiously, evaluate information sources and their content critically, and document information content accurately (learning outcome)
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    Students and faculty will acquire advanced skills in searching particular finding tools--Sterling Online Catalog; WWW; specialized databases
    (learning outcome)
GOAL 3: APPROPRIATE ENVIRONMENT -- Presentation and exchange of knowledge and ideas are facilitated by appropriate spaces
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    Patrons will experience an inviting, safe, secure and resourceful environment that nurtures creative thinking, productivity and intellectual fulfillment (Satisfaction)
GOAL 4: EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION -- Enhanced organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and sustained financial growth
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    Worksforce is effective, informed and motivated 
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    Library has a financial management strategy


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