Welcome to Mason Library!
Whatever your information seeking-purpose, we hope that you take the time to discover how Mason Library and its faculty and staff can support you during your time at Keene State College.
We not only have information-rich, academically appropriate print and electronic resources, but also offer a full range of instruction on how to access, use, and evaluate resources. You will find a wide variety of spaces within the library building and virtually on our website.
Just to highlight a few spaces in the building, you are invited to explore the collaborative learning open classroom, the media viewing room, study rooms, seminar rooms, bench seating, and other nooks and crannies where you can curl up with materials on soft seating or find focused space in study carrels.
We also support campus initiatives on sustainability and you will see many environmentally friendly applications from recycle bins to water fountains where you can refill your containers to thin clients which use a minimal amount of electricity for general computing use. Library faculty are ready to assist you on-the-fly in person and via chat or texting, through appointment-based help, and with intensive instruction connected to your courses.
We invite you to make Mason Library part of your extended academic home, and again invite you to “enter to learn.”
Mason Library Mission
Keene State College's Mason Library meets diverse academic needs and supports the College's mission of academic excellence by providing information literacy instruction and resources to facilitate learning.
Mason Library's vision is to achieve excellence in the following:
Mason Library partners with the campus community to prepare citizens ready to engage in the world. The Library is a knowledge center where students learn information literacy skills that empower them to navigate a rapidly changing environment. The Library offers a welcoming space at the heart of the intellectual endeavor, integrating materials, technology, place, and teaching in the tradition of a public liberal arts institution.
Mason Library is committed to:
- Access to information
- Effective instruction
- Students learning to find, evaluate, and use information in a meaningful and ethical way
- Collaborating with individual faculty, departments, and schools to provide curricular support
- Developing collections that support the curriculum
- Appropriate technologies to meet diverse learning needs
- Contributing to campus life
- Preservation of college history and culturally significant collections
- Creating a variety of welcoming spaces to facilitate discovery and learning
- Partnerships with the greater Keene community.
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The Mason Library Annual Lecture
The Mason Library Lecture, started in 1989 with Library Director Paul Vincent, serves to support, encourage, collect, and disseminate scholarship at Keene State. The purpose of this lecture is to bring to campus scholars whose works or publications have contributed significantly to the disciplines in which they specialize. The lecture series seeks to provide students with learning opportunities outside the classroom and to contribute to the academic life of the campus community. Read More
For data about the Mason Library's holding and usage : Factbook 2012