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Your ODU Library: Mission & Identity

Promoting Learning, Scholarship, Access, and Affordability

Our Academic Mission & Identity

As an academic library, ODU Library's mission, vision, and values align with Ohio Dominican University's mission to promote intellectual and professional development and the growth of life-long learners and with the focus of the University's strategic plan on academics, students, community, and financial stewardship. 

Mission & Vision

Our Mission: 

To promote Information Literacy and inspire lifelong learning by providing personalized service and access to resources while addressing the research needs of the university community.

Our Vision:

Ohio Dominican University Library excels in promoting Information Literacy, supporting research needs, ensuring access to resources and offering personalized services to the ODU community.

Our Values:

  • Access to High Quality Information Resources
  • Information Literacy
  • Scholarly Research
  • Personalized Service
  • Collaboration on Campus, State, and National Levels
  • Evidence-Based Decision-Making
  • Affordable Learning

Our Staff:

We are a staff of 4 full-time librarians, 2 part-time librarians, and 1 support staff member

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Resources & Services

Our Resources:

Our print collection consists of over 85,000 books and periodicals. Our electronic collections consists of over 200 research databases, 130 e-books, and 160 e-journals. Additionally, we provide our own online research and course guides that lead students through using research databases for scholarly journal articles, books (print and electronic) and web resources based on specific subject areas or course assignments.

Our Services:

We provide in-class research instruction; research assistance, both in-person and virtually; circulation services, such as the checking out of library materials and equipment, reserving of study rooms, processing and checking out of OhioLINK, OPAL, and SearchOhio materials; and the management of a course reserves collection.

Our Space:

An important role of an academic library is creating an atmosphere and environment conducive to many different needs. Here at ODU, we work towards providing a variety of spaces including study space, both collaborative and individual, quiet space, and social space for our campus community. We also provide the largest amount of public computing space on campus. Librarians constantly strive to meet the various changing needs of the community through the management and updating of the space in our physical building. Updates are made based on feedback from the community, especially students.