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Library Administration: Mission & Goals

Mission Statement

Library Mission Statement

The Melvin J. Zahnow Library supports the SVSU mission by promoting knowledge advancement for further intellectual and personal growth.


Melvin J Zahnow Library


  • Demonstrate the value of the academic library on student learning, retention and success

  •  Educate students and other library users to discover, access, evaluate and use information efficiently and effectively for scholarly and lifelong learning needs

  •  Communicate and interact with students, faculty and the greater community to increase awareness and use of library resources and services

  • Evaluate, strengthen and manage access to library collections and resources to meet the information needs of the university community.
  • Promote innovation through professional development and continuing education of library staff 
  • Maintain an inviting physical environment that facilitates learning and social interaction.