Mission and Goals
The High Library partners with Elizabethtown College students, faculty, and staff to promote learning and discovery as we educate for service. We are committed to connecting people with ideas and to creating an intellectual and cultural commons—both physical and virtual—where individuals can experience the power of sharing information. The Library stimulates, inspires and engages our community by offering resources and support for creative and critical inquiry.
Goal 1: Provide reliable access to information resources to educate the college community for lives of service and leadership as citizens of the world.
Goal 2: Provide professional expertise: help students discover the resources needed to enhance classroom success and to navigate diverse cultural perspectives; provide direction and vision for the College with regard to intellectual property, information technology and digital initiatives.
Goal 3: Create the commons: support spaces that allow students to work singly and in groups to acquire new habits of mind.
Goal 4: Partner with students, faculty, staff and other offices at the college to fuel motivation, catalyze curiosity and foster purposeful life work.
Goal 5: Deepen campus engagement with the community and the world to expand intellectual horizons and help our scholars apply and integrate their learning. Pursue supplementary capital to support this goal and other special projects.