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Vision, Mission, Working Philosophy, Goals and Objectives

A. Vision

      It is envisioned that the Library will be technologically equipped and became a center for agricultural information not only in Pampanga and suburbs, but also globally competitive with other educational institutions.

B. Mission

      To provide updated informational resources, client-centered services, and technological advancement that will augment the learning of the students and sustain the instructional, research and extension programs of the faculty and staff.

 

C. Working Philosophy

R - earing the PSAU community towards
E - xcellent education by
A - dapting the current trends of library materials and information and
D - eveloping individuals’ passion for reading and research

 

D. Goals and Objectives

I. Library services to students

Objectives:
a. Assess how students use the library’s physical and virtual resources.
b. Gain input from all students in developing, implementing and evaluating library resources and services.
c. Collaborate and work with students to customize library resources and services that support their research and learning styles.

II. Library services to faculty and staff

Objectives:
a. Promote the library and librarians’ role as facilitator of information dissemination among faculty and staff.
b. Build partnership between faculty and staff in enhancing the library collections.
c. Collaborate with faculty and staff in designing and assessing library learning and research services.

III. Developing, managing, accessing, expanding, and preserving collections 

Objectives:
a. Assess the library’s collections to determine strengths and weaknesses.
b. Purchase reference materials in print and non-print format.
c. Educate clients about the availability of materials in the library.
d. Prepare and identify priorities in funding resources for library materials.
e. Regularly obtain user feedback through usability tests, usage analysis and surveys.
f. Determine ways and/or develop technologies to make collections accessible through the open web and course management tools.
g. Gather and analyze usage statistics to determine which resources are under-utilized.
h. Meet research and curriculum needs of existing and emerging academic programs through gifts, donations, and fund raising opportunities.

IV. Adopting, managing and expanding library automation and promoting e-learning services

Objectives:
a. Promote the use of the Online Public Access Cataloging (OPAC) system tools as the library automation system to clients.
b. Establish a process to recommend and purchase new hardware and software for the e-Library.
c. Evaluate and assess the e-Learning supplementary program of the library through survey and feedback from users.

V. Empowering and developing Library Staff

Objectives:
a. Request additional librarians and assistant librarians to accommodate the growing population of students. 
b. Attend trainings and seminars to develop and improve library staff input in library development strategies and objectives.

VI. Promoting library services, emphasizing importance of reading and proper awareness on the use the library collections, and building library network linkages

Objectives:
a. Conduct a library orientation and instruction to students, faculty and staff.
b. Organize a National Book Week Celebration and Book Lovers Club to promote and encourage the love of reading amongst students.
c. Facilitate and organize a Book Fair during the Book Week celebration to emphasize the importance of the library and to foster love for reading.
d. Register in different library organizations both local and international for library resource information sharing.