|Acting Dean of Library Services:||Becky Kornegay||828-227-7307|
|Associate Dean of Library Services:||Tim Carstens||828-227-3399|
|Assistant to the Dean of Library Services:||Dora Melton||828-227-3406|
|Business Officer:||Margaret Watson||828-227-2325|
Hunter Library Core Values
Education and Lifelong Learning:
Hunter Library supports Western Carolina University's mission of teaching and learning. Librarians assist patrons to successfully and efficiently find and critically evaluate information. The Library provides access to the information patrons need to successfully complete university studies; provides a physical space devoted to scholarship; and encourages learning and reading as lifelong activities. The principal core value of Hunter Library is the belief in the intrinsic and extrinsic benefits of education and devotion to the critical role that the library plays in providing this education.
Collaboration and Consensus:
Library employees collaborate with students, faculty, and staff to collect information and to help patrons pursue and obtain quality information. Further, library employees work with each other to manage the interrelated operations of the library and often work in tandem with other libraries to provide information and services. The ability to listen to and respect the opinion of others; to develop consensus that satisfies all affected parties; to compromise when necessary; and to enthusiastically implement decisions that have been made through this process are highly valued qualities within the library organization.
Freedom of Inquiry:
Hunter Library plays a vital role in preserving freedom of academic inquiry at Western Carolina University through its commitment to rational, open, and critical inquiry; and through its provision of a balanced array of scholarly resources representing a variety of different points of view.
Respect for the Individual Patron:
Respect for each library patron dictates fundamental aspects of quality service. Library employees interact with patrons with integrity; strive for accuracy, equity of access, and privacy of patron records; and provide services to meet patrons’ needs.
The mix of services offered by Hunter Library and the way in which they are provided continually change as new opportunities and challenges emerge. Always staying focused on the needs of patrons, the library continually seeks new ways to serve the university and to improve services already offered.