IMS Library and Information Technology Center (LITC)

The Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) LITC demonstrates commitment to the life of the mind and to the major functions of learning, teaching and research. It is home to the Information Services division, which includes MEED Unit and IMS Librarys as well as Information Technology Services.

As the central research facility of the Institute, the IMS LITC is a place where students and staff, collaborating with library and computing staff. This integrated facility is truly a state-of-the art center for learning in the 21st century.

Mission Statement

Information Services promotes excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research by: 

  • Developing, preserving and providing access to collections and resources that sustain instruction and scholarship
  • Partnering with the Institute in the critical and imaginative use of library collections, instructional technology, and wider information resources 
  • Providing a robust, technology-rich environment in residential, administrative, and learning spaces that anticipates the IMS community's changing needs 
  • Maintaining an inviting facility that inspires creativity, flexibility, and innovation