The mission of the Stewart Library is to:
- Advance the instructional, scholarship, and community service
mission of Weber State University through the development of on-site
collections, access to off-site resources, personalized assistance in
the use of library and information resources, and instruction on research
strategies and tools.
- Assess the services we provide and the relevancy and use
of the collections and use assessment outcomes to continually improve
our resources and services.
In support of the University's
mission to "provide students with high-quality comprehensive programs
in professional and liberal arts areas as well as studies in advanced
professional fields," the library has adopted the following strategic
- Continue to improve the quality and relevancy of the collection
by systematically assessing the information resources needs of the academic
community and developing a focused, core collection of print and electronic
resources to support instructional and research needs.
- Enhance access to information resources by subscribing
to electronic databases and full-text journals and, in consultation
with faculty, canceling print subscriptions for titles available full-text
- Provide a comprehensive instruction program that
includes for credit, online and on demand instruction in order to graduate
students with information literacy competencies.
- Augment the library's budget by approximately 10%
per year with private donations and grants.
The library reflects the University's
community service mission by actively seeking to establish appropriate
partnerships with libraries and other organizations within the community
and by providing community access to its resources and services.