The Knowledge Center combines the best of traditional library resources with new digital and multimedia technologies. This pioneering information environment is designed to nurture creativity and stimulate intellectual inquiry.
The mission of the University Libraries is to serve as the primary center for informational resources in support of scholarship and the teaching and research programs of the University of Nevada, Reno. To this end, the Libraries will acquire, organize, and provide systematic physical or electronic access to information in a variety of formats, and will provide instruction and assistance in identifying and locating materials held within its collections, and also materials available from outside sources. The University Libraries will focus its energies and resources upon service to its primary clientele, the students, faculty and staff of the University of Nevada, Reno. The Libraries will also serve other divisions of the Nevada System of Higher Education, and, as appropriate, will make its resources available to other institutions and to the citizens of Nevada.
The single greatest intellectual force and competitive advantage in the 21st century is the rapid assimilation of new knowledge to fuel innovation. New knowledge, applied to existing tasks, results in increased productivity; new knowledge applied to new challenges and tasks is fundamental to innovation. Recognizing this critical interplay between knowledge and innovation, the University of Nevada, Reno has established one of the first centers in the nation built specifically to embrace these dynamics of the 21st century.
The Knowledge Center will encompass all facets of the digital age in a single, synergistic complex.
Computing and information technologies are combined with the latest in graphical design technologies and the resources of the university library in a physical environment designed to maximize learning, nurture the production and distribution of new knowledge, and stimulate and sustain innovation.
-Steve Zink, Vice Chancellor of Information Technology, NSHE