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About Library & Values

ABOUT LIBRARY 

The College of Pharmacy Library is a dynamic environment that supports its mission and vision of the University, as well as the research and educational efforts of the student and faculty of the college of the University. The Library provides reliable access to scientific content in print and electronic formats. It also updates its collection regularly and provides appropriate new titles to support the curriculum.

To date the COP Library contains 824 volumes of books, displayed on shelves using the major headings of the National Library of Medicine classification scheme. In addition the Library maintains a collection of CDs and DVDs housed in the Course Reserve. It also provides unlimited access to the particular health sciences literature databases and online resources.

The COP Library is a portal to trusted information that continues to evolve as we implement more interactive services. Library staff preserve and make print library collections accessible alongside traditional library services. New efforts are under way to improve e-access and archival support.

 

Library Values

In all of our interactions, we are guided by these values:

Knowledge

  • We encourage the process of learning and the life of the mind.
  • We celebrate truth seeking through discourse and investigation.
  • We promote the Library as both a real and virtual extended classroom.
  • We embrace our role as collectors and custodians of the intellectual record.

Service

  • We offer an environment that supports creativity, flexibility, and collaboration.
  • We believe that each user of the Library is unique and important.
  • We evolve to meet the changing needs of the Library and its users.
  • We maintain a comfortable, welcoming and secure place for study, research, work, reflection and interaction.

Quality

  • We commit ourselves to excellence.
  • We seek out the best people and resources to accomplish our work.
  • We support individual growth and organizational development.
  • We work diligently to exceed the expectations of those we serve.

Integrity

  • We relate to each other with honesty and candor.
  • We adhere to the principles of fairness, justice and equality in our work.
  • We promote the highest standards of our profession, including open and equitable access to information.
  • We demonstrate a strong work ethic, taking responsibility for our actions, keeping our word, and following through on our commitments.

Respect

  • We treat everyone with equal consideration and courtesy.
  • We encourage differences in perspective, opinions and ideas.
  • We consider the needs of others.
  • We provide an environment that is inclusive and diverse.

Communication

  • We engage in open and honest communication at all levels.
  • We recognize the importance of Library-wide participation.
  • We reach out to all segments of our user communities.
  • We share information and solicit opinions about decisions that affect the success of the Library.