Felix Goodson Library
Open stacks for easy access to print items and Web resources and services are available to both in-person users as well as online students. There is also a classroom/conference room, a computer lab and quiet areas for individual study. Group study area also available. Free Wi-Fi and charging stations are located throughout the building.
The mission of Felix Goodson Library is to provide the services and resources necessary to help educate, equip, and enrich the students, faculty, administration, and staff of Williams Baptist University in fulfillment of its mission, as well as to the surrounding local community. This mission is primarily centered on the instructional tasks of the University, focusing on the curricular support of the students and teaching faculty of the University. Further, we connect individuals to and facilitate their quest for information, knowledge and thought, and support their development as competent, life-long learners and ethical leaders.
Library Public Services Philosophy
The purpose of Felix Goodson Library Public Services is to make information available to Library users. The goal of all Library departments is to enhance customer service in:
- Finding information to answer specific questions;
- Helping users find information for themselves;
- Teaching people how to use library resources and how to do library research;
- Disseminating information in the mode of delivery (print and electronic) that best meets user needs;
- Providing information literacy instruction connected with the curricular goals;
- Support academic freedom and uphold the confidentiality of library patron records.
The construction was completed in 1966 and named after former employee Felix Goodson, a good friend of the principal donor for the library building. The building was given a new facelift in 2003. Brick columns were added to the front of the building and the old flat roof was replaced with a pitched, metal roof, matching several other buildings on campus.
Inside the reference room, a second floor was added, making room for a new study area and computer lab. Bookshelves were added below the study area and computer lab to increase the area for the reference collection.