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Library Assessment Plan

Library Mission Statement

Library Mission Statement

Henry Buhl Library of Grove City College will provide its students, faculty, staff, and administration with the resources necessary to support their educational needs and objectives.  The library will provide materials of high quality and timeliness that present a variety of intellectual perspectives so as to create a collection that is current and representative of the topics and viewpoints found in various fields of study. 

As one of the major information centers of the campus, the library seeks to promote information literacy for all students and faculty across all areas of study and will subsequently provide, with the assistance of the College administration and staff, the services necessary to support this endeavor.

College Goals & Objectives

Grove City College Goals & Objectives

In pursuit of its mission, Grove City College seeks to achieve the following goals:

  • To provide an excellent education in a college which seeks to be thoroughly Christian and evangelical in character.
  • To seek a Christian perspective of life which integrates all fields of learning by communicating the significance of the Word of God for all of life in all disciplines.
  • To keep the door of educational opportunity open to all by maintaining low charges, thus minimizing financial burdens on families.

In pursuit of its mission, Grove City College seeks to achieve the following objectives:

  • Promote academic development - Pursue and impart knowledge with conviction, grounded in Christian principles, that objective truth is the goal of intellectual inquiry. Offer a curriculum that is carefully reviewed and revised, avoiding educational philosophies that deny the possibility of truth or meaning, assert the relativity of values, or emphasize contemporary perspectives to the neglect of what has proved itself across the ages to be of value for human life. By example, and by the content of what is taught, foster Christian values, general and specialized knowledge, and commitment of lifelong learning required for successful living in our ever-changing society.
  • Promote spiritual and moral development - Increase understanding of Christian precepts within the context of Christian fellowship and worship in order to help develop leadership abilities and application of Christian truth. Prepare students for life in an increasingly diverse society and interrelated global community by promoting a Christian vision of humanity and community that transcends cultural differences. Promote a sense of personal responsibility and love of freedom.
  • Promote social and emotional development - Provide opportunities for students to interact with faculty, staff and peers. Encourage students to take responsible leadership roles in student activities. Make available effective counseling and counseling referrals for personal, career, and academic concerns.
  • Promote physical development - Provide intramural, intercollegiate, and personal recreational opportunities for men and women, and encourage individuals to engage in a healthy lifestyle that will promote lifelong fitness and wellness.
  • Promote a sense of responsibility to larger community and society - Provide academic, spiritual, social, and cultural services to the broader community. Support traditional rights, freedoms, and responsibilities. Hold open the door of equal educational and employment opportunity by actively encouraging applications from qualified students and staff of all races, ethnicity, gender, and class.
  • Model responsible administration - Under the oversight and direction of trustees and through careful stewardship of resources; engage a qualified faculty; support a quality academic program; provide beautiful, efficient facilities; maintain full enrollment; continue a debt-free, independent status; and focus and coordinate all activities and operations so that the College will achieve its goals and objectives.