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Roane State Libraries: Our Mission

Roane State Libraries provide collections, services and study environments that foster quality teaching and learning.

We support Roane State's curriculum with resource collections that are accurate, useful, and up-to-date.

We teach people how to find and use quality information resources.

We work side-by-side with classroom faculty to promote lifelong practices of intellectual inquiry and champion the principles of academic freedom.

While our primary focus is direct support of our students and teachers, we are open to our communities as a center for lifelong learning.

Roane State Libraries: Our Vision

Roane State Libraries are vital to the way our faculty teach and the way our students learn.

Every program at Roane State relies on the library to collect, organize and provide the best, most useful, up-to-date information in their field of study.

Every Roane State faculty member sees the library as an active collaborator in the daily classroom process.

Every Roane State student understands the value of quality, authoritative information and sees the library as the first place to go for quality, authoritative information.

Every Roane State student values the library as a place conducive to individual and group study.

Roane State Libraries are one entity with one focus. Our collections and services are available whenever and wherever our students, faculty and staff need us.

Roane State Libraries embody the core purposes of the college and actively participate in making the collegeق€™s purposes evident to our students, our staff, and our communities.

Roane State Libraries create opportunities to study, think, share, create, reflect and learn.