Salisbury University's Blackwell Library has four major goals:
-to serve students;
-to acquire scholarly resources;
-to teach their effective use; and
-to serve as a focal point of learning, scholarship, interaction and invention among students, faculty and staff.
Dr. Beatriz Hardy, Dean of Libraries & Instructional Resources
Library use rises 81% since 2001.
371,237 users entered the
building in 2011, compared to 270,153 in
Library Instruction Increases
217% since 2005
The library is more
than the sum of its resources. It is a place to study, view art, refine the art
of research, collaborate,
borrow a laptop, use technology meaningfully, get online research assistance,
create a display, work on a project, get a book to read, and meet friends.
Outside of the classroom, it is Salisbury University's academic commons: a
center for learning, discovery and interaction.
The library supports each
student (freshman through graduate,
commuter and resident) and every academic program. Librarians are research
advisers in online classes and in living/learning communities, academic
advisers, contributors to faculty research, and central to academic
initiatives: diversity, freshman seminars, learning goals, and undergraduate
A gift to the library is a gift to the
entire University, to every student,
and to all