In support of the instruction, research, service and economic development programs of the University, the MU Libraries acquire, preserve, make accessible and provide instruction on scholarly resources; develop innovative services, and apply new technologies to achieve a single overarching purpose: To serve the needs of our users.
The MU Libraries is dedicated to the development of a university community that is information literate, as defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). We offer the university community opportunities to become effective, efficient information consumers for the 21st century. We actively promote our instructional services as the bridge to information literacy empowerment between our patrons and their research needs.
The MU Libraries offer a variety of instructional programs in the use of library resources to support the teaching and research needs of the MU community. Librarians work with faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum. They work with instructors to develop library instruction that best meets their class needs, fosters critical thinking and supports the lifelong goals of MU students. Instruction Coordinators are Cynthia Cotner for the MU Libraries and Rebecca Graves for the Health Sciences Library.
Academic libraries add value to the teaching and learning missions of their universities through information literacy instruction. The MU Libraries offers expert research instruction across the disciplines in order to provide the MU community with the skills and knowledge to expertly identify, find, and evaluate information.