Dean Joe Mocnik leaning against a bookshelf with additional bookshelves behind him.

Dean Joe Mocnik

Welcome to the K-State Libraries!

Let me extend an enthusiastic welcome and offer best wishes as we begin a new year and new semester.

Following the completion of the post-fire reconstruction of Hale Library and the easing of pandemic challenges, it was wonderful to see a true return to normal operations during the fall 2022 semester. Our state-of-the art facility provides exciting opportunities to support student success, collaborate with campus partners and create new community connections. So many students have rediscovered our functional spaces and are showing a sense of ownership of Hale as they travel on their intellectual journeys.

K-State Libraries remains committed to fostering academic excellence. We serve as the informational and intellectual commons for our public, land-grant institution. Our main and branch libraries provide specialized research support and information literacy services, access to an array of carefully curated online and physical resources, technologically infused study rooms, collaborative and quiet spaces, reading rooms, special collections and university records management. The Sunderland Foundation Innovation Lab further expands our services through a media studio, makerspaces, Liquid Galaxy display and more.

As we develop a new strategic plan and vision, our faculty and staff look forward to the opportunities and challenges that Next-Gen K-State will provide — opportunities for innovation, transformation and engagement.

Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any comments or recommendations by clicking the button below. I wish you a successful semester!

Go Wildcats!

Joe Mocnik, Ph.D.
Dean of Libraries

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