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Mission and Strategic Themes

The libraries support the educational mission of the University of South Dakota encompassing instruction, research and service by assuring ready access to a wide range of information resources held locally and worldwide; teaching information literacy, research and critical thinking skills for academic endeavors and lifelong learning; and providing an aesthetic, congenial and stimulating learning and working environment.

Strategic Themes

Advance Instruction, Research and Outreach Services

Engage with the campus and Wegner Center constituencies to support excellence in teaching, learning, research and clinical care.

Leverage Technology

Embrace new and emerging technologies that support teaching, learning and research on the USD campuses and in the online and distance education environment.

Build Collections, Develop Access to Resources

Expand access to scholarship, primary sources, information and data.

Encourage Discovery

Focus on developing robust and user-centric information search and discovery experiences.

Tell the Libraries’ Story

Communicate the value and impact of the libraries on student learning, research and creative activity, and clinical education and practice.

Invigorate Library Facilities

Strive to ensure that both ID Weeks and the Wegner Center are welcoming, attractive and useful places for learning, for collections, and for gathering.