The University of Kashmir Library upholds the mission of the institution by supporting excellence in research and teaching by fostering a rich learning environment through vibrant knowledge facilities both in print and online. The library is committed to equal access, academic and intellectual freedom, supportive learning environment, ongoing improvement in its resources, and cooperative and helpful staff. As a knowledge hub our library is committed to a user friendly and user-centredaccess to information.
In my tenure as Chief Librarian, I would like to cultivate our greatest resource—the library staff. To provide user-centered services, I want my staff to engage with students and faculty and to create online tools that will facilitate patron access to information. Since we are fortunate to have access to several online consortia resources, I am hopeful that our library staff with focus on creating subject focused online guides of reference materials, online databases, and weblinks. My other hope is to get our librarians out in the classrooms to assist faculty and students by offering library literacy tutorials. Successful research is possible when our researchers have fast, reliable, and access to credible information sources. Research and instructional support will be provided by our staff in a variety of formats and methods appropriate for meeting individual patron needs.Our staff will strive to ensure reliable, timely service that meets the needs of the students, staff and faculty.
I welcome you to our library and look forward to your input in helping us serve you, our patrons. I encourage you to give us regular feedback and help us make our library a state of the art knowledge hub.
Mrs. Sumaira Nabi