Who we are
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The Library promotes student and faculty success in learning, teaching, and research. We build, manage, and preserve research and information collections; serve the information needs of our community in a welcoming physical and virtual environment; and create and foster collaborative opportunities for research and service.
The Library is the center of the University’s intellectual, cultural and social life. We are client centered and future oriented. We are recognized as the premier research library of southeastern Virginia. We provide leadership to the community through knowledge and resources.
We affirm our commitment to:
The University Libraries Strategic Plan is focused on (1) creating user-centered physical and online environments that advance successful learning, teaching, and research, (2) promoting and delivering innovative and responsive services that encourage student and faculty success in learning, teaching and research, and that contribute to intellectual growth, (3) developing and implementing collection strategies that effectively lead to learning, teaching and research success, and (4) creating an outstanding organization that fosters visionary leadership, strong internal and external communications, support for staff, efficient operations, and capacity for innovation and creativity.
The University Libraries Digital Preservation Policy describes the need and strategies for preserving Old Dominion University Libraries’ digital resources. Rapid growth in both the number of digital resources and the proportion of the Library’s budget used to obtain them necessitates that proactive steps be taken to preserve these materials. These digital preservation activities ensure that faculty, students, and other users will have ongoing access to the Library’s expanding collection.