Talladega College is an institution rich in history whose mission is to equip its graduates for the global community through academic excellence, moral values, community service and professional development.
Talladega College aspires to be a center of academic excellence in liberal arts higher education; thus preparing students not only for graduate studies but also for the global community.
Talladega College promotes its core values through:
The college recognizes its historic achievements in the sciences and humanities grounded in liberal arts education by preparing students not only for the world of work but also for advanced graduate studies.
The college nurtures the whole person through mentoring relations between faculty and students. It provides experiences that develop strong moral and ethical behaviors and responsibility to the local community and to the world.
The college is part of a diverse global society and seeks to instill an understanding and appreciation of diversity through its curriculum and multicultural faculty.
Talladega College is dedicated to producing well rounded leaders who think independently, who are self-assured, and who are committed to intellectual growth and service to their community.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees
July 21, 2016
The mission of Savery Library is to provide students, faculty and staff with the resources and opportunities to support the mission and goals of Talladega College by selecting, acquiring and maintaining materials in all formats. Exemplary leadership in accessing, using, and evaluating the library's program is a commitment strongly valued for maintaining a quality academic support unity for all patrons.
The mission of Savery Library is to provide students, faculty, and staff with the resources and opportunities to support the mission and goals of Talladega College by selecting, acquiring, and maintaining materials in all formats. Exemplary leadership in accessing, using, and evaluating the library’s program is a commitment strongly valued for maintaining a quality academic support unity for all patrons.
In our interactions with students:
In our interactions with colleagues:
In support of the state goals and objectives of Talladega College, the library is developing a unified program of library-media resources and services. The purpose of this program is to enhance instruction and learning in a manner consistent with the philosophy and curriculum of Talladega College.
The goals of the Library are:
Talladega College Savery Library recognizes its exceptional role in promoting diversity within the college and our local and global community. The Library cultivates and encourages diversity and multiculturalism through its collections, programs, services, and human resources. The Library:
The library ensures all users equal access to its collections and services. The Library's work environment and ethic reflects inclusive and participatory practices, as well as the responsibility for preventing bias and insensitivity. We work towards equal access without regard to:
The Library addresses diversity in 4 interrelated contexts:
We value and promote diversity amongst coworkers, which encourages creativity, debate, innovation, and organizational progress. To accomplish these goals, we encourage diverse hiring and promotion, and foster respectful and participatory communication and collaboration.
We value and promote diversity as a library and as library professionals. To accomplish these goals, we encourage and promote:
We value and promote diversity among all library users, including students, faculty, staff, and community members. To accomplish these goals, we actively use methods and practices that emphasize a flexible and empathetic approach to each library user.
We value and promote diverse lifelong learning and information literacy as pathways to an informed community. We value and promote cultural awareness and social responsibility as pathways to fostering an appreciation of a diverse world. To accomplish these goals, we actively use methods and practices that foster a diverse view of the world and its cultural and social environments.
Bill of Rights
The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.
Adopted June 18, 1948.
Amended February 2 1961, June 27 1967, and January 23 1980, by the ALA Council.
The statement which follows sets forth the ethical obligations of individuals as Savery Library staff members.
Savery Library serves the Talladega College community by providing an atmosphere conducive to research and study. In order to accomplish this, all Savery Library students, faculty, staff and community users are expected to abide by the rules established by the college. An extension of these ideals is reflected in this Code of Conduct. Individuals or groups who engage in an unacceptable and/or disruptive behavior may be asked to leave the building. If necessary, campus police will be contacted. The library staff is concerned about the safety of our patrons. Please contact a staff member if you need any assistance. Examples of unacceptable behavior and/or disruptive behavior include, but are not limited to: