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About: Mission and History

Information about the library's mission, policies, resources, and services.

Mission

The mission of the William M. Logan Library is to provide traditional and innovative information resources and services in support of the educational programs of Schreiner University. To fulfill this mission, the Library commits to:

  • Understand the research, teaching, and learning needs of its users;
  • Build collections and create tools to support research, teaching, and learning;
  • Provide access to and promote the discovery and use of local and external information resources;
  • Ensure the preservation and long-lasting availability of Library collections and resources;
  • Create hospitable physical and virtual environments for study, teaching, and research;
  • Collaborate with other members of the University to enrich the research and learning community;
  • Advance local, national, and international library and information initiatives;
  • Develop, encourage, and sustain expertise, skill, commitment and an innovative spirit in its staff.

 

History

The Library is named for Dr. William M. Logan who was a Presbyterian minister and Chair of the Board of Trustees from 1955-1972.

Ordained in 1935 after receiving his Masters in Divinity from the Austin Seminary, Dr. Logan came to Kerrville in 1950 where he was a pastor at the First Presbyterian Church.  He took on leadership roles in local organizations including Schreiner Institute where he was a Board of Trustee member and also helped found the Mo Ranch Presbyterian Retreat. He later served as a pastor in San Antonio, Austin, and Brownwood. Dr. Logan kept careful records of his sermons, and thus  left his records to the library before passing in 1999.  His portrait (see image right) hangs in the main part of the Library.  The William M. Logan Collection is available for research by appointment.

Logan Library's current 34,000 square feet began with an original building of 7,000 square feet. Designed by Ford, Powell and Carson, Inc. of San Antonio, the $5.5 million expansion was completed in 1985 by wrapping new construction completely around the original library.

Today, Logan Library houses over 83,000 volumes and provides Internet access from 40 workstations. Students find quiet contemplation in private study rooms and classes often take advantage of two multimedia machines as well as the 20 computer workstations in the Sun Porch Electronic Classroom. Prior to 1967, the Library was housed in the Tom Murray Building, built in 1940.

The Grand Hall was completed in 1992 with funds provided by the Fish Foundation. The tapestry hanging in the Hall is 5 by 15 feet and was created by Becky Patterson. Based on Psalm 8, it offers Hill Country representations of Adam, Eve, and the Peaceable Kingdom.

 

Introduction & Outcomes

Program Introduction

William M. Logan Library supports undergraduate to graduate level teaching and learning by developing student-focused resources, services, and environments that support all disciplines of study and life-long educational development.

Administrative Outcomes

  1. Students, faculty, and staff are aware of library services.
  2. Patrons find that the library’s information resources meet their needs.
  3. Students and faculty are aware of the role information literacy skills play in student academic success.

Library Hours (Fall and Spring Semesters)

7:30am - Midnight

7:30am - 4:00pm

12:00pm - 4:00pm

3:00pm - Midnight

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General Info

William M. Logan Library

Schreiner University
2100 Memorial Blvd.
Kerrville, TX 78028-5697
Phone: 830.792.7312

library@schreiner.edu

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Schreiner University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Schreiner University.

In the Library

  1. 88,000 volumes, 200+ periodical subscriptions, 90+ online databases (38 full text), over 10,000 online journals, and over 150,000 eBooks
  2. Comprehensive reference collection of 5000 books
  3. Interlibrary Loan Services
  4. 50+ student workstations in Main Library
  5. Sun Porch Classroom with 28 workstations
  6. Multimedia Production Center equipped with flatbed scanners and software to allow production of multimedia or video
  7. Archival digitizing center
  8. Collaborative study rooms equipped with whiteboards and large monitors
  9. High Definition Telecommunications System for specialized classes (Texas Language Consortium)
  10. Two degreed faculty librarians available for class instruction and individual assistance