Public Services Division Vision
The Public Services Division (PSD) will create an environment within the
University of Maryland Libraries and on campus that fosters teaching, research,
and scholarship. As a result of our work, the Libraries will be in greater
accord with the general mission of the University and will facilitate the
following four critical activities.
PSD will be more deeply integrated with the teaching, research, and
scholarship of the University's students, faculty, and staff. We will provide
enhanced library and research instruction, state of the art access to scholarly
and other information resources, and we will manage and develop our collections
in a manner that is in line with the current and future needs of our users.
PSD will keep abreast of developments within librarianship and relevant
fields. We will adopt best practices to provide the highest quality services to
PSD will make use of the most appropriate technologies to best serve our
users and to execute library operations. We will take advantage of technological
developments to maximize efficiencies and to fulfill the Libraries' and the
University's strategic goals.
PSD will establish new and enhance existing consortium, collaborative, and
cooperative relationships with other library and University units and with
libraries and institutions off campus to support the work of our users and the
wider scholarly community.