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Evans Library Mission & Vision

Evans Library Mission                                                                                  Succeeding at FM - Librarians Can Help
Service + Resources = Information & Learning
The Evans Library is committed to supporting the mission of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College by facilitating teaching and learning through services and access to information.


The Evans Library is dedicated to serving our community through instruction in the development of research and critical thinking skills, access to an inclusive and comprehensive collection of materials, staff who support active learning, and an environment that encourages collaboration, diversity, and discovery in the pursuit of knowledge.  This we do through a variety of partnerships: on-campus, in Fulton & Montgomery counties, and with SUNY as well as relationships statewide, national and international.


In concert with the College's values, the Evans Library has identified the following as core library values:

·         To Empower Learning & Facilitate Teaching
·         To Offer User-Centered Service
·         To Maintain quality collections
·         To Provide Accessible Resources
·         To Encourage a respectful learning environment
·         To Forge additional academic partnerships
·         To foster an appreciation for the written word and knowledge in its varied formats


Library Student Learning Outcomes (LSLO)

As part of the Academic Division, it is incumbent upon the Evans Library to adopt learning outcomes that provide a roadmap by which library actions and activities are assessed. In the original library 2014-2017 plan, two sets of learning outcomes were defined – one for the library in general and another for the Information Literacy program specifically. Subsequent assessments indicated that combining the two better served the students and allowed for a more integrated approach to learning by the library faculty.

The Information Literate student will be able to:

1. Determine the need for information

2. Access sources of information

3. Evaluate information

4. Use Appropriate information

5. Maintain ethical and legal standards when using information


Updated 7/2018