WDL Mission

Oral Health For A Healthy World.

Mission Statement
The Jennifer Ann Wilson Dental Library and Learning Center provides information resources and support for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC faculty, students, and staff and selectively for the general oral healthcare community and the public. Library services are designed to anticipate and to be responsive to the individual’s information needs for teaching, learning, research, and healthcare.

Vision Statement
The Wilson Dental Library maintains up-to-date knowledge of information technology and advances in oral health sciences informatics, so that the library can participate effectively in improving the information environment, increasing access to, and expanding the distribution of information. The library is dedicated to delivering information to the individual directly and via a desktop or other computerized systems and therefore provide electronic access to resources whenever possible. Librarians select resources in direct support of Ostrow School of Dentistry  and health sciences goals and organize and disseminate them for efficient use and easy navigation. Educational efforts are conducted to assure effective use of information and information-gathering methodologies for life-long learning. Librarians collaborate with USC faculty, researchers, and healthcare providers in planning and executing the information components of programs conducted by those groups. The library fosters the utilization of its resources by alerting users to new products and actively promoting the full range of services. The library encourages interaction with its clientele to determine priorities and to evaluate programs. In addition, the library staff contributes to the scholarship of health sciences librarianship and informatics and participates in professional, university, and community activities.

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