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management of design and construction of their Air Force facilities. Third, the Air Force
Services Agency sets the standards for all Air Force library operations and determines
the facilities and equipment required to perform the operations.
LIBRARIES MISSION STATEMENT
The mission statement for library facilities at Air Force installations is to provide
professional library programs and services to meet the military mission, educational,
and leisure-time needs of the base community, including active duty personnel
(including all U.S. and foreign military), families, retirees, civilian employees, and other
authorized users. The mission objectives for Air Force libraries include the following
1. Mission Support
2. Educational Support
3. Quality of Life Support
Installation mission support is the primary focus of each Air Force library facility. The
support functions provided are determined by the library director at each installation and
may include the identification, organization, and procurement of technical reference
services and publications for official use. Funding for Air Force library facilities helps
develop the services, programs, materials, and personnel needed to provide support for
installation specific mission requirements.
Support for Professional Military Education (PME) and Voluntary Education Programs
(VEP) for active duty military personnel and authorized civilian contractors is the second
priority for Air Force library facilities, programs, and services at Air Force installations
around the world.
Quality of Life Support
Air Force library facilities, programs, and services help improve the quality of life for
active duty personnel, their families, retirees, and other authorized customers. This
quality of life support is an important function of most facilities; however installation
mission support is always the first priority.
The different types of libraries at Air Force installations include the following:
Academic, technical, legal, and medical libraries feature specialized content regarding
the unique educational program curriculum needed to support mission requirements at