Library & Learning Services

Dixie State University


Mission Statement

Dixie State University Library & Learning Services, including the Library, Special Collections & Archives, the Writing Center, and the Academic Performance Centers, provides the resources necessary to facilitate research and enhance the curriculum and programs of Dixie State University. Library & Learning Services delivers innovative services and opportunities, both of which promote and support learning and intellectual engagement for students, faculty, staff, and community.

Vision Statement

Dixie State University Library & Learning Services is central to the learning environment of DSU and is a welcoming destination for the discovery and creation of knowledge both physically and online. We will excel in offering expert guidance, valuable resources, and state of the art technologies. We will enhance students’ learning and will foster a welcoming atmosphere that encourages diversity, exploration, positive learning, and personal development.


We are committed to:

Stakeholder Input and Feedback

Library & Learning Services receives input and feedback on our resources and services both directly and indirectly. User surveys are conducted regularly, and evaluation and feedback forms are available online. Library & Learning Services also receives input and assistance from the L&LS Committee comprised of faculty and student government representatives.

This input, along with data from a variety of sources, guides decision making and resource allocation. Progress toward goals and a focus on continuous improvement is accomplished through a robust assessment plan. Annual reports are also prepared every year, highlighting achievements and progress toward goals.

Library & Learning Services employ the 2018 ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education, and we report data to ACRL/IPEDS.

Holland Centennial Commons

Collections Snapshot

Collections 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Books title count (physical) 92,371 93,005 93,312 102,114
Serials title count (physical) 265 233 157 157
Media title count (physical) 10,010 23,148 23,587 23,350
Books title count (electronic) 133,819 134,563 111,828 190,245
Serials title count (electronic) 44,536 55,941 68,876 73,223
Databases 126 125 193 203

Planning Documents

Strategic Plan

Assessment Plan

Library Instruction Plan

Organizational Charts

The SWOT analysis of Library & Learning Services, 2019

Annual Reports

Surveys and Studies

MISO Survey 2019: Trends and Takeaways

Writing Center Impact on Retention and Academic Success (Executive Summary)