We are pleased to present the first issue of North Dakota State University Libraries Magazine. The purpose of this publication is to provide updates on annual developments, highlight major activities, and seek engagement and support of the Libraries. As a relatively new member of the NDSU family, I am exceedingly pleased to share the 2019–23 Libraries Strategic Plan. The outcome of the year-long process is an outgrowth of collegial work that has outlined audacious, measurable, and achievable goals that align with the University’s strategic vision, including bringing urgency to the Library and its archival needs.
Libraries provide stimulating environments that nurture curiosity, create lifelong learners, and are more than simply a space to study or store books. We offer an exciting array of services, resources, and facilities to meet student and faculty educational and research needs. The Libraries also hosts various events that highlight collections, provides a venue for exchanging ideas, and celebrates major landmarks and accomplishments. For instance, the Native Voices event told a story of health traditions among American Indians, the Alba Bales exhibit and event illuminated the former Home Economics program, and the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection celebrated their 22nd Journey to Homeland Tour under the leadership of Michael Miller, who is celebrating more than 50 years of dedicated service to NDSU. These are just a few examples of how we serve the university’s vibrant learning community.
Your comments and suggestions are always encouraged. The NDSU students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community benefit significantly from your support of NDSU Libraries and we thank you for it.
Dr. Joe Mocnik, Dean of Libraries
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