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COVID-19 Library Access

To see the library's current plan for Fall 2020, please see our page Return to Hoover.

Please note that all updates and changes to the library plan will be tracked on the Return to Hoover page. For the overarching plan for McDaniel College, please visit Fall 2020: Return to the Hill

Faculty: Please see our page on Teaching in the time of COVID-19

Students: please see our page on Learning in the time of COVID-19


About the Library: Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

Hoover Library supports McDaniel College’s mission to promote critical, creative, and global thinking while fostering academic excellence and intellectual freedom. The Library provides a learning environment that encourages scholarship, access to resources, instruction, and guidance for the interpretation and evaluation of information.

Vision Statement

Hoover Library is the core of scholarly and social interaction for the McDaniel College community of learners.  As such, the library will:

  • Create an inspiring 21st century facility which provides engaging learning spaces and state-of-the-art technology.
  • Deliver information resources that are relevant, intuitive, and well-organized.
  • Meet and anticipate evolving information needs to support the curriculum through a robust information literacy instruction program, appropriate assessment tools, and sound fiscal management.
  • Provide responsive service through collaborative relationships with its staff of highly skilled, team-oriented, and approachable people.
  • Present creative and inspiring programming to the campus and local community.
  • Strengthen and build outreach initiatives to foster community partnerships on our campus and beyond.
  • Encourage and support ongoing professional development for all library staff.
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