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Evelyn S. Field Library - Mission Statement

The Evelyn S. Field Library is the center for research and information at Raritan Valley Community College. The library faculty develops the collection in collaboration with classroom faculty to support the educational program. In selecting the materials, the library seeks to stimulate intellectual curiosity, provide diversity of thought and offer personal enrichment. The library also maintains a collection pertaining to the history of the college.

The entire library staff strives to advance the college’s mission of student success. The library is committed to continued personal and professional growth. The staff participates in campus life and governance of the college. The library facilities provide a welcoming environment that is conducive to study.

The library’s instructional program is an integral part of the general curriculum. The library is in the forefront of promoting information literacy to the college community. The two libraries, the physical and the virtual, offer opportunities for a variety of learning styles.

The Evelyn S. Field Library provides borrowing privileges and discretionary access to information and resource sharing for Somerset and Hunterdon county residents.

Library Outcomes

The goals of the Evelyn S. Field Library's programs and services are to:

  1. Introduce and reinforce information literacy competencies across the curriculum through direct instruction to students and support for classroom faculty.

  2. Provide access to print and electronic resources that foster intellectual curiosity and personal growth

  3. Provide a physical space, appropriate technology, and programs and events that promote student success across a wide variety of abilities, learning styles, preferences and interests.