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History and Mission
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The USAHS Library was most fortunate in acquiring the personal library of Dr. Stanley V. Paris, PhD, PT. This valuable collection became the foundation upon which the University's Library was established. The initial collection held a large number of historical texts in the field of Physical Therapy and a large collection of teaching videotapes.
The mission of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences library is to support the professional development of health care providers by supplying information products and resources relevant to the curricula of the University programs and helping students, faculty, and staff make use of those products and resources. Library staff, made up of professional librarians and trained support staff on each campus of the University, aim to fulfill this mission by discovering, acquiring, organizing, disseminating, interpreting, using, and teaching information and information seeking skills pursuant to the mission of the University. The University library exists to support the University’s institutional learning outcomes, especially aiding students in becoming life-long learners through intellectual inquiry, encouraging the utilization of effective skills based on evidence-informed decision-making, and in developing the ability to think logically, critically, creatively, and independently. The library also strives to serve as a meeting place, study center, and intellectual repository within the University.