The University Libraries has been a cornerstone of the University since it was founded in 1874. Today, it encompasses a blend of cutting-edge research facilities and services, including the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center (main library), Special Collections and University Archives, DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library, Jon Bilbao Basque Library, and @One Digital Media & Technology Center. The University Libraries fulfills its mission to further intellectual inquiry and innovation; partner with students and faculty in the creation of new knowledge; and foster excellence in education through providing access to scholarly resources, active learning environments, contemporary technology, and knowledgeable assistance, all with an underlying core focus on diversity and inclusion.
In 2022, thanks to the excellent work and expertise of our faculty and staff, the University Libraries had a busy and productive year fulfilling our mission while positioning ourselves to do our part in advancing the University’s 2023-2027 strategic plan, Wolf Pack Rising, which lays an ambitious course for our collective future.
Together three attributes—being a public R1, community-engaged, land-grant university—establish the context for the Libraries’ efforts. Thank you for exploring our 2022 Best of the Best report to learn more about the breadth and depth of our accomplishments. I have no doubt that 2023 will be another creative and productive year.