About Lavery Library
The Charles J. Lavery Library meets the information needs of 21st century students. A blend of traditional and electronic resources covering a broad range of subjects is available to the Fisher community. The Library’s print collection is complemented by an extensive offering of online scholarly resources.
A doctoral student described Lavery Library as "the heart of a college education." If Lavery is the heart of the campus, the staff is the heart of the Library.
The staff is committed to meeting the information needs of the College's students, wherever they are located and wherever they are on their educational journey. A blend of traditional and electronic resources covering a broad range of subjects is available to the Fisher community. Lavery Library is not just an academic library. We have a culture of going beyond—where Library staff do what is needed to enable student success.
Our staff is committed to continuous improvement. We believe we can accomplish more and get better outcomes when we work together across job and organizational boundaries. We also collaborate with campus partners for co-curricular exhibits, programming, and professional presentations. Library staff participate in campus traditions—and create some of our own, like "Fisher Friday"—to celebrate school spirit.
Our staff members try to anticipate the needs of our students, like providing snacks during the stressful time of finals. We want our Library to stand out as one of the most welcoming places within the College—both physically and virtually. In all of our interactions, including with each other, we want people to feel accepted, cared for, and appreciated.
Lavery Library Vision Statement
The Library will:
- Promote learning, scholarship, and innovation.
- Provide the best contemporary and traditional resources.
- Develop and share our skills to advance intellectual discovery.
- Create a blend of academic and social spaces where people are empowered to connect with information and each other.
Lavery Library Mission Statement
Lavery Library actively participates in the research and teaching of the Fisher community by providing a responsive, collegial team committed to connecting people and ideas worldwide. In a welcoming environment, the Library innovatively guides discovery for a lifetime of informed decision-making.