National Library Week

A Message From The Dean Of University Libraries

National Library Week is a chance to reflect on and acknowledge the positive impact libraries have on society. The theme for National Library Week this year is “Lives change @ your library.” This is true across each of the types of libraries, from the public libraries in our communities, to the libraries in our schools, to the academic libraries serving institutions of higher education.

Lives change at the Murray State University Libraries through the use of the many services and resources provided to the university community. Whether through the serendipitous finding of research that can inspire a life-long passion for learning, by learning the skills to evaluate information that can prove to be life-altering in unlooked for circumstances, or by the interaction with other cultures and viewpoints that takes place in Waterfield or Pogue Libraries, the MSU Libraries help create the opportunities for people to grow.

I’m also pleased to announce the provision of a new Minor in Information Studies, offered by the faculty of the Murray State University Libraries. The minor cultivates learners who have an interest in the interdisciplinary study of the role of information in modern society, and is aligned with MSU’s Comprehensive Plan which outlines the development of information literacy and academic excellence through active learning as a statement of what the university will display. If interested in the minor, contact Ashley Ireland.