NWC Library Annual Report (FY2013)
In 2012, the NWC Library began reinventing itself, reimagining its role in an era of e-research, digital scholarship and distance education. Our overarching goal is to recapture the true meaning of libraries and archives and that we frame our understanding of these institutions for what they are. They are centers of learning, information discovery and knowledge exchange. They are ecosystems in which we consider not only print matter and online information systems, but give serious thought to how people interact and socialize in these spaces. The FY13 Annual Report discusses projects—past, present, and future—input, output, and outcomes measures, and it outlines strategic goals for FY14 based on planning meetings held throughout the year. The Annual Report includes five sections: 1) The Library’s Mission and Vision statements, 2) A description of our organization, 3) Input, output and outcomes measures, 4) A description of the Library’s strategic areas of focus, and 5) A description of new projects to be undertaken and services to be offered in the current budget year (FY14).
Information Literacy Annual Report (2014)
Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze and use information. The U.S. Naval War College is a graduate institution. Incoming students are expected to have basic research and writing skills. Our mission as Reference Librarians is to further equip them with the critical skills essential to becoming independent information managers/lifelong learners. The Reference Team at the NWC Library has shifted focus from traditional Reference service to a proactive, information literacy driven approach that requires working closely with faculty and viewing the students as holistic consumers of information.