Everyone is welcome at Fraser Hall Library. With the potential to serve as a place of connection for people and ideas across the College’s disciplinary, community, and racial divides, the Library’s physical and virtual spaces provide a place for people to connect with information as well as each other. The staff of Fraser Hall Library acknowledges our responsibility to emphasize both of our roles as connector and catalyst for change as we move forward.
The Library’s mission:
“To provide access to information, expert support for scholarship, and a diverse and inclusive environment where patrons come to study, share ideas, and learn.”
To carry out our mission, we accept our responsibility to further social justice by providing equitable access to information, facilitating the creation of new knowledge, and preserving our history so that we may continue to learn from it. Thus, we are committed to recognizing and addressing the history of systemic bias and inequity in libraries and in librarianship, including our collections, spaces, services, and past recruitment practices.
The Library staff is committed to inclusivity, diversity, equity, and anti-racism. To respond to the challenges of a changing academic library environment, we strive to:
Our statement of solidarity is also on the SUNY Geneseo Statements of Support and Action Plans for Racial Justice page.
The Library will be the cornerstone of the campus and the community, inspiring innovation, scholarship, and creativity, celebrating achievement, and providing award-winning service.