University libraries student advisory council : student vision project
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Mizzou has always striven for academic excellence and student success. As the university moves toward the future, we the students believe that investing in the University of Missouri Libraries can greatly enhance the environment at Mizzou, bringing us to even greater heights. With the University Libraries poised to become a premier 21st century hub of innovation, all students believe in the infinite potential of what we can become. However, the University Libraries have not always been considered a priority in funding or support, resulting in reduced resources, services, and staff. Creation of innovative spaces accessible to all the students that make up our diverse population will ensure we all feel at home at our institution. Showcasing our unique special collections and resources reinforces the richness of our collective histories. These extraordinary reserves are part of what makes our institution exceptional, and will propel us towards exponential growth. We believe that given the current campus climate and passion for the future, it is time for the University Libraries to be considered an utmost priority. It is necessary to invest now in the idea that the University of Missouri is the flagship institution and the pride of our state, and that the benefits of well-funded and well-staffed University Libraries can bring us to the forefront of innovation and learning. By providing updated services, sufficient staffing, diverse opportunities, and inspiring spaces, the University Libraries can become a jewel of our statewide education system. Students believe this investment can have a significant impact on student success, retention, and enrichment. In this document, students put forth our vision for a library system that is able to help students soar to the greatest of heights.