Robeson Library - Mission Statement
The Rutgers University Libraries are an integral part of the research
and instructional programs of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
The Libraries are a service and learning organization whose members provide
leadership to the university in information literacy and scholarly communications
activities. The Libraries provide access to scholarly resources that support
intellectual inquiry, knowledge creation, and lifelong learning for the
students and faculty of the university, the citizens of the State of New
Jersey, and the broader scholarly community.
Goals at the Paul Robeson Library:
- Developing and maintaining collections of library
materials which support undergraduate and graduate instructional course
work, assignments, and degree-related research on the Camden Campus.
The Paul Robeson Library does not collect in the area of law.
- Providing efficient and effective reference
and information services which will allow the Camden campus community
to identify and access materials within both the Paul Robeson Library,
the Rutgers University Library System and throughout the world.
- Supporting and encouraging members of the Camden
Campus Community in research at all levels by identifying and providing
access to materials and information wherever available.
- Providing instruction and promoting information
literacy to all members of the university and community.
- Encouraging and facilitating the professional
development of the library faculty and support staff within the Paul
- Assisting local, state, and federal officials
with their information needs. To provide assistance to the business,
industry, and labor communities of New Jersey.
- As designated Federal Depository for the First
Congressional District, we provide and maintain access to both Federal
and New Jersey Documents for the residents of the state of New Jersey.
We are also the lead county affiliate and act as a depository for Census
Materials for Camden County and provide support in the use of these
- Actively participate in the governance of the
Paul Robeson Library, the Rutgers University Library System and Rutgers,
the State University of New Jersey. Will actively participate in the
cooperative agreements under the auspices of the SJRLC.