Library Services

Mission

To enhance access to the knowledge base of the health sciences, instruct users (students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians) in information retrieval and management techniques acquire and organize a specialized collection of resources through effectively integrated technology to promote best practices.

Vision

To be a model library to other hospitals and health science libraries in Africa by the year 2025 G.C

Core Values

  • Understanding and, when possible, exceeding users’ need for access and information,
  • Customer service that reflects professional, ethical, and polite behavior,
  • Active collaboration in the learning and discovery process,
  • Commitment to diversity, intellectual freedom, and self-actualization,
  • Continuous learning, adaptability, innovation and enhancement of staff skills and services,
  • Responsible and creative stewardship of limited College resources,
  • A rewarding work environment characterized by team spirit, flexibility, personal growth and a study-conducive and welcoming environment for our users

Goals

  • Provide service excellence and timely access to information in the health sciences, independent of user location and mode of access.
  • Teach access to, retrieval of, and synthesis of information for education, clinical decision making, and research.
  • Exceed user expectations as we manage the ongoing technological evolution of the library’s resources and services, working in partnership with the other departments in the St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College community.
  • Continue reshaping library resources, services and outreach in light of the transition to the new campus.
  • Innovate collaboratively to improve scholarly communications and the management and delivery of information services.
  • Build on staff resource strengths in order to enhance the library as a learning environment workplace, through effective communications and staff development, mentoring and succession planning opportunities.

The current goals of the library are to establish a library catalog and inventory management system in order to permit regular circulation, and to develop facilities, instruction, and electronic resources in support of the most frequently requested education and clinical subjects. Progress in Digital library and automation, intellectual control of collections and move planning has been made with the guidance of an experienced professional librarian, with support from Addis Ababa University and the administration of SPHMMC.