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About the Library

Library Mission

The Loras College Library is a welcoming center dedicated to fostering the intellectual development and personal growth of the Loras community.

The Loras College Library informs, inspires, and educates by holding events; creating displays; developing library advocates; and promoting resources in order to:

  • Build community,
  • Increase awareness of library resources, services, and staff,
  • Create an emotional connection to the library,
  • Welcome new people to the Loras culture, and 
  • Broaden awareness of intellectual development on campus.

Information Literacy Mission

An information literate student at Loras College identifies their information need, accesses, evaluates, and uses the information to accomplish a specific purpose, and understands and applies information ethics. The Loras College Library endeavors to prepare students for their lives as active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision makers, and responsible contributors through:

  • responding to the changing needs of the Loras College community,
  • developing cooperative relationships with faculty,
  • utilizing varied instructional methods which address the needs of diverse learners, and 
  • providing leadership, support, and resources for information literacy.