About Abell -> Mission & Goals
The mission of the Abell Library is to support the "Mission of Austin College."
The Abell Library Mission statement:
The Library helps Austin College students develop the skills needed for finding and evaluating information through collaboration with the classroom faculty on specific courses, by one-on-one consultations with a librarian, and with instructive print brochures and on-line guides;
The Library selects and organizes materials, both those on-site and those on-line, to meet the informational needs and interests of the Austin College community and uses interlibrary loan and document delivery to supplement our collections;
The Library anticipates and responds to emerging technologies, formats, and means of access;
And, the Library provides a variety of learning environments - comfortable places for individual study and reflection, rooms designed for small group collaboration and technology-equipped classrooms to facilitate teaching.
For further information, please read "The Goals of the Abell Library."
Approved by the Library Advisory Committee on November 28, 2007