The mission of the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Natural Resources Research Library is to provide comprehensive resources and services in support of the discovery, teaching, and learning needs of the College of Natural Resources (CNR) and Utah State University (USU). The Library will promote this mission by providing access to high quality information with a special emphasis on the research that uniquely identifies the Intermountain west and arid montane ecosystems across the globe.
Libraries are undergoing tremendous change. As technology is revolutionizing the scholarly communication process, libraries are taking the opportunity to engineer major advances in information delivery. Libraries play an essential role in the organization of information through their collecting, preserving and disseminating of information.
The vision of the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Natural Resources Research Library is to be a leader among arid-land researchers in breadth of material, quality of service, use of technology, and dissemination of information. We propose to reach this leadership role through:
• an active collaboration with agencies and libraries in the collection and dissemination of important, innovative, and accurate information;
• a redistribution of existing resources that will facilitate digitization of records that can be freely distributed online; and
• a strategic investment in technology.
The first priority of the Library is to provide these services to CNR faculty and students. Secondarily, the Library is a resource for the larger scholarly community through its participation in USU extension and collaborative partnerships.
Goals and Objectives
The goal of the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Natural Resources Research Library is to collect and provide access to the elusive and valuable gray literature that is produced and used by organizations and other entities engaged in the disciplines within natural resources, with a special emphasis on content that relates to the intermountain west and arid environments.
Our objective is to collect contemporary, as well as historical, agency reports and make these available through the Quinney Library Catalog and the USU Digital Commons.