Buffalo State College’s purpose “is to inspire a lifelong passion for learning, and to empower a diverse population of students to succeed as citizens of a challenging world...the college is dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship...and service.” In realization of this goal, the Library Learning Center at the E.H. Butler Library is dedicated to providing one-on-one and small-group tutoring to students of any discipline. Whether students need help understanding class concepts, writing academic assignments, or improving research skills, the Library Learning Center guides students towards excellence in their coursework. The Center works in collaboration with the E.H. Butler Library, which is “dedicated to supporting the scholarship, research, and creativity” of the Buffalo State College student population.
The Library Learning Center provides one-on-one or small group instruction to students during walk-in hours or scheduled appointments. It is staffed by Buffalo State professors, librarians, work-study students, and local volunteers who have demonstrated excellence and experience in academic instruction and writing. Tutoring is provided in any discipline. Writing instruction is offered on topics such as annotation styles; grammar, syntax and punctuation; thesis creation; and critical thinking and research skills. Collaborative writing projects are also welcome. By fostering students’ confidence, the Library Learning Center promotes “the intellectual, personal, and professional growth” of Buffalo State College students and seeks “to inspire a lifelong passion for learning.”
This opportunity is sustainable due to 2005 requirement that all incoming freshmen and transfer students complete Foundations of Inquiry (BSC 101). Course objectives for this class include critical thinking and research skills that utilize library resources and the internet. The Library Learning Center seeks to assist students in developing skills necessary to ensure academic success and the acquisition of a broad basis of knowledge.