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Joe Mocnik

Dean of Libraries

Expanding and enhancing library space is essential in serving NDSU’s vibrant learning community. The libraries provide stimulating environments that nurture curiosity and create lifelong learners. Our ultimate dream is to create an inviting and inspiring S.P.A.C.E. where students can achieve academic success and prepare for their futures. Last year the library had over 150,000 visitors and 247,088 catalog searches. We taught 5,226 students and answered 7,984 research questions.

Focused efforts will move the libraries beyond just providing access, but making connections visible, assessing relevancy, tracking trends, and carefully balancing resources. As an authentic interdisciplinary hub, libraries will keep enhancing the tools to help research and connectivity, provide adaptable and dynamic spaces to bring people and research together, and leverage the role of library professionals as information experts.

Learn more about our priorities by reading our case statement.

Kudos, Questions and Concerns

Dr. Mocnik and library staff members value creating relationships with visitors and establishing a positive learning environment for everyone. Hearing from our patrons is essential to our growth. Have any kudos, questions or concerns? Let us know in the box below.

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Library 106C
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Dr. Mocnik has M.A. in Library and Information Studies from University College London, University of London and Ph.D. in History from Bowling Green State University. He served as a Fulbright Scholar in Croatia and teaches history courses. 


Last updated: 2/5/2018