The vision of the unit is to be University's gateway to the world of information and scholarship
about international, global, and area studies which are distinct and complementary scholarly
projects. The gateway will connect the knowledge that is crucial to developing global competencies
through the study of global concerns and transnational issues as well as the study of distinct
nations and regions.
We envision this new service point as one that builds upon and develops the excellence of each of the component units, while enhancing opportunities for collaboration and coordination among the Library's area and international studies units, and providing a single physical service point and web presence for library users whose needs may draw upon various library collections and the distinct expertise of area and international studies librarians.
The success of the unit will depend upon a continuing commitment to strong collections and
Characteristics of the International and Area Studies unit