“Books are for nothing but to inspire”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Development supports the St. John’s University Libraries' mission
and vision. That is, to commit themselves
to the teaching and learning processes by providing content-based
information resources, instructional services, and other support in
the most effective formats for University programs and student and
faculty research. The Libraries provide the foundation for the
University's mission of academic excellence and lifelong
In addition, the University Libraries will be a physical and
virtual information crossroads community, helping all library users
achieve success through quality service and ubiquitous access. To
achieve this vision we must sustain excellence by both honoring and
renewing tradition to advance academic inquiry and provide
an environment where students can gather for out-of-classroom
this, the Libraries are committed to: improving and advancing the
Libraries' technologies; the growth of the book collections,
databases and other non-print formats; digitization of the
Libraries' media collections; programs intended to promote
intellectual awareness and encourage discussion; continued
renovation and restoration of existing buildings.
As well, the
University Libraries seek to broaden their relationship with the
community, with alumni and with Friends, and to keep them informed
of activities, including lectures, exhibits and events.
face many challenges, including: increases in the cost of journals,
books and electronic resources; incorporating electronic texts,
multi-media resources and equipment, computers, printers and
scanners to compete in today’s technological environment; a print
collection in need of upkeep and replacement.
To meet these
challenges, the Library depends on donations from alumni, members
of the university community and the outside community. To address
the needs of these challenges, we call upon donors to choose from a
variety of giving opportunities such as: cash gifts, endowments,
deferred gifts, or donations of collections of books. Whatever your
choice, the Libraries are grateful for your support.
Prof. Joan M.
SAH, Room 306A