The Mary Livermore Library is a component of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and as such subscribes to the goals of the University unit and those of the University of North Carolina system. The Mary Livermore Library plays a critical role in the commitment of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke to academic excellence in a balanced program of teaching, research, and service. The Mary Livermore Library provides convenient access to our collections and resources to all members of the University community, regardless of location or course format. Its main function is as an educational support unit for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and, accordingly, library programs are focused upon securing, cataloging, and providing access to informational resources relevant to the University's curriculum and making them available for student and faculty use. The Library promotes the development of information literacy and the skills necessary for lifelong learners. Library staff actively assists with the instructional program by providing students with library use instruction in a group setting as well as on an individual basis. The Library also promotes scholarship by assisting faculty, staff, and students with research projects as needed. The Mary Livermore Library serves as the chief information center on campus, and acts as one of the main campus centers for cultural enrichment and stimulation in accordance with the mission statement of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The Library also plays a strong role as a regional information center, and makes its resources accessible to area patrons.
The Library has the following general goals:
- Promotion of library services and provision of access to information resources.
- Provision of a physical and virtual learning environment, which supports study, research, scholarship, and recreational interests.
- Interaction with other libraries on a global scale so as to facilitate multi-type library cooperation.
- Encouragement of cultural enrichment opportunities through the development and provision of programs and resources.
- Attainment and processing of resources which support the mission and curriculum of the University.
- Education of patrons in the location, critical evaluation, and effective use of information resources and the integration of information literacy into coursework.
- Provision of service as an information center for the campus, and, as feasible, for business, the professions, and general public.