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VCUarts Qatar Libraries Mission Statement
The Libraries of Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar support the mission of the university and Qatar Vision 2030 by contributing to excellence in education and research.
The Libraries is committed to upholding the following responsibilities and values in support of its mission:
The Libraries provide expertise in managing and curating a complex network of digital, print and material resources that inform and inspire the academic and creative pursuits of the VCUQatar community. The Libraries are committed to cultivating an innovative and collaborative environment that inspires critical thinking, lifelong learning, and intellectual inquiry into art and design.
Brief History of VCUQatar Libraries
VCUQatar Libraries began as part of the Shaqab College of Design Arts in September 1998 in the Qatar Foundation building in Education City, Doha.The Library's first two employees were hired in the same year. The new building dedicated to VCUQatar opened for students in the fall of 1999 and the library was housed in rooms on the upper level.In August 2010, the new library was created as the center point of the new wing on the ground level. The Materials Library was added in 2010 and the Innovative Media Studio became part of the library in 2013.
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