Our vision and mission
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To be at the heart of the success of the University.
The purpose of Library and Learning Innovation is to support,
improve and transform the teaching, learning and research
environment of the University of Hull.
Our sphere of activity is broad.
We are concerned with the development of library and archival
collections in print and digital forms, with the university’s own
digital content, especially its research output, and with making
all this material available as easily, as pervasively and as
efficiently as possible. We help people to appreciate and make the
best use of online tools in research and learning, and we aim to
provide a coherent and accessible electronic learning
environment. We are also interested in physical
learning spaces, and particularly in the transformation of the
library as a learning space.
We encourage and enable academic staff
to develop new skills and competencies which will allow them to be
more creative teachers and researchers. We help students to
develop the skills needed to be successful learners at university
and to make an impact wherever they find themselves after
university, capable of using technology and information
intelligently and innovatively. We contribute to the
enhancement of channels of communication between the university and
the student body.
Library and learning are for us aspects
of a continuum rather than distinct areas of activity. They
are not two activities linked simply for reasons of organisational
convenience through a library provider on the one hand and a
learning support organisation on the other. Library and
learning are deeply connected in our thinking, and both are imbued
by our spirit of innovation.
In pursuing our purpose, we are
supportive, reliable, inquiring, experimental, encouraging and
inspiring. We work within a university which actively seeks
innovation, and which recognises the right of everyone to be
curious, challenging and creative. We give our colleagues the
space and support to fulfill their potential.
The senior managers of the university
regard LLI as an important source of new thinking, and the academic
community as a whole perceives us as natural partners in its
endeavours. We work closely with our students, whom we regard as
partners rather than consumers, yet partners with a right to an
outstanding experience as users of our services. We work through
partnerships; with the staff and students of the University, with
the local community and its institutions, and with organisations
which share our purposes regionally, nationally and