A great university deserve a great library.  What makes a great academic library?  Ask that question, and the answers are going to look something like the word cloud pictured here.

A great library is an incubator for creativity.  It is a catalyst for change.  It provides a space for exploration and discovery.  And it inspires those who use it.

President Hurley’s vision for the University of Mary Washington is that it will be the best public liberal arts university in the nation.   With that vision in mind, the UMW Libraries undertook an evaluation process of the current state of the libraries.  Over the next several weeks, I will be using this space to post the results of our evaluation and what these tell us about becoming a great academic library.