Dudley Knox Library Annual Reports
See examples, facts & figures, and more about DKL's many activities. These reports are organized by fiscal year (FY) and are created and maintained by library administration.
We remain focused on improving the user experience and facilitating our patrons' information-seeking needs. We do so through our four strategic goals illustrated in this annual report. FY17 highlights include:
Throughout our 2016 Annual Report you will see many examples of how the Dudley Knox Library embodies, promotes, and supports high velocity learning, a signature component in the Chief of Naval Operation's A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority.
We remain engaged with learners where they learn by providing the right mix of people, portal and place to support student and faculty success.
We are a vibrant organization that flexes to meet the needs of NPS students, faculty and researchers. In 2015 we launched a redesigned, responsive website; greatly expanded discovery of and access to licensed and NPS-authored scholarly content; increased and updated student study spaces and associated technologies; and educated faculty and students about emerging requirements for access to federally-funded research results (publications and data). Library staff continued to cross-train, collaborate, and step in where ever help was needed . . . all while providing superb service to resident and distant library patrons 7 days/week.
FY14 was the year we did our very best to keep the cookies from crumbling! And, we succeeded ... against substantial odds (federal government shutdown; Continuing Resolution with subsequent budget cuts; contractual delays that gapped access to scholarly content; and significant staff vacancies). Through it all, we remained focused on improving the "user experience" and connecting library patrons with the scholarly resources and services they needed to succeed.