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.


Approved by the Senate Library Advisory Committee, March 14, 2016