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Lenn and Dixie Hannon Library
The Library Mission Statement

As the cultural and intellectual center of Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library inspires a passion for learning. To support the mission of the university, an inclusive campus community dedicated to student success, intellectual growth, and responsible global citizenship, Hannon Library aspires to excellence in:

Access.  Ensure user-friendly access through information technologies and partnerships that offer optimal discoverability and use of information resources in physical and virtual library spaces.

Collections.  Select and acquire diverse electronic and print resources that support all academic programs of the university.

Information Literacy and Instruction. Teach students and assess their ability to think critically and use information for their academic, professional, and personal lives.

Outreach, Programming, and Development.  Promote intellectual growth through a wide range of programming, events, and outreach activities that attract campus and community constituencies into inviting spaces. 

Service, Research Assistance, and Student Success. Provide exceptional service, research and technical assistance, tutoring, career advising, and other initiatives aimed at fostering student success.

Strategic Planning. Engage in ongoing assessment and strategic planning that informs all of these activities.



Image of the Hannon Library from the East near Churchill Hall.

The Hannon Library from the East near Churchill Hall.

"Resonance and Dispersion" mosaic in the Library Rotunda

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