Mission
MissionMcGovern Library enriches the student learning experience and encourages intellectual discovery by connecting people with high quality information.

ObjectivesMcGovern Library fulfills its mission through the following objectives:

  1. To serve all members of the campus community by meeting their instructional, research, and general information needs.
  2. To select materials and develop collections in all appropriate formats that support the school's curriculum; that provide a variety of viewpoints on issues; and that are responsive to the needs and potentials of DWU students, faculty and staff.
  3. To provide access to local, regional, and worldwide information sources.
  4. To support and assist the DWU community in effectively and efficiently locating, selecting, evaluating, and using information by providing both one-on-one and classroom library instruction.
  5. To provide a user-friendly environment appropriate for study and research in which assistance is offered and questions are encouraged.
  6. To preserve and facilitate access to special collections, including archival materials.
  7. To support and participate in local, regional, national, and international networks that share resources and services.
  8. To make optimal use of human, financial, and physical resources in providing library services in an ever-changing information environment.
  9. To provide instructional technology services for classroom instruction.
  10. To provide a wide array of technological resources, ranging from traditional audio-visual equipment to current multimedia technologies.
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800-333-8506



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Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 W. University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
800-333-8506
Copyright © 2014 Dakota Wesleyan University
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