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Mission Statement

Health Sciences Library Mission

The Health Sciences Library fosters excellence and innovation in education, research, and scholarship through the provision of curated resources, expert services, facilities conducive to independent and collaborative learning, and wide ranging community partnerships in support of the university mission.

2016-2017 Goals and Objectives

1. The library is a communal learning space. As such it provides both quiet study and an environment for experimentation with new technologies.

2016-17 Goals

  • Develop a plan to enhance the Skyline Library space both with new furniture, incorporation of the surrounding rooms, and power to the tables in the reading rooms. 
  • Increase standing workspaces in the library.
  • Develop plans for: library employee work space, downstairs area, and Hutzler gallery.
  • Providing additional specific space(s) for "communal" learning. Designate quiet spaces.
  • Minimize staff noise.
  • Promote 3D printing capabilities.

2. The library provides access to information resources to all NYMC users.

2016-17 Goals

  • Launch and promote use of UpToDate for students and on-campus faculty.
  • Redesign library web page consistent with new NYMC design.
  • Launch new mobile app site developed in conjunction with Touro Libraries.
  • Launch institutional repository and develop a related open access policy.
  • Complete migration to open source Koha integrated library system with greater functionality and cost savings.
  • Assure library staff training on new resources and updates.
  • Utilize full functionality of LibGuides and LibAnswers in providing access and services.

3. The library supports NYMC research activities.

2016-17 Goals

  • Launch institutional repository with full text open access to articles and posters showcasing NYMC research.
  • Promote research support to faculty and/or students.
  • Launch ORCID initiative.
  • Teach classes on data management; grant searching; digital publishing and other areas of research interest.
  • Promote systematic review services; Create MOU.

4. The library is fully engaged in the educational curriculum of all three schools.

2016-2017 Goals

  • Expand course pages and electronic reserves.
  • Develop plan to integrate EBM and library themes into curriculum.
  • Explore advanced EBM training for librarians and other faculty.
  • Develop a grant proposal to develop EBM faculty development training.

5. The library maintains the historical archives of the university and produces products that celebrate our rich history.

2016-2017 Goals

  • Complete archiving of Westchester Medical Society instruments.
  • Inventory materials in the Archives room in the lower library. Relocate where possible.
  • Include historical items in new institutional repository.
  • Develop displays, exhibits, and features highlighting different aspects of the school's history.

6. The library engages members and organizations of the Hudson Valley through outreach and education.

2016-2017 Goals

  • Host programs and exhibitions on history of medicine and other relevant topics.
  • Create a community webpage.
  • Increase Special Memberships
  • Seek development opportunities.
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