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Lamar Memorial Library - Our Mission

Intellectual Commons

The library provides a welcoming physical and virtual space supporting academic success, scholarship, and research.



Information Access

The library provides information resources supporting the Maryville College curriculum, success in Maryville College degree programs, and individual scholarship and research.


Research Assistance

The library, as an academic division, teaches research skills and information fluency, empowering our community to discover, access, evaluate and use information effectively and ethically.

Lamar Memorial Library - Division Learning Goals

“Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.” (ACRL, 2016)

Students successfully completing any program of study at Maryville College will have achieved the following information literacy learning outcomes:

  1. Determine the nature and extent of the information needed.
  2. Access needed information effectively and efficiently
  3. Evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into their knowledge bases and values systems.
  4. Use information effectively, individually or as members of a group, to accomplish a specific purpose.
  5. Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information.
  6. Access and use information ethically and legally.