The mission of the Athens State University Kares Library is to identify, acquire, maintain, preserve, and provide access to information and research in support of academic programs offered by the institution; to enhance bibliographic skills of patrons through instruction; to work cooperatively with faculty and the greater community to build appropriate collections in a variety of formats; to respond to advances in information technology; to establish and maintain cooperative agreements for resource sharing with other libraries; and to encourage research and life-long learning.

Objectives for the Kares Library are developed and assessed each year as a part of the University-wide planning process. A survey of students and other patrons is conducted during the Spring semester to solicit input for improvements.

The Kares Library operating hours are as follows, but hours may vary between semesters.

July Hours

Mary Aquila
Associate Librarian / Instructor of Bibliography
Dr. Chet Breaux
Writing Center Director
Writing Center - Library
Bethany Bruno
Library Support Specialist (Circulation)
Kares Library
Ashley Claborn
Library Support Specialist (Collection)
Kares Library
Dakota Cotton
University Archivist
Amber Skantz
Circulation Supervisor
Dana Waldrop
Secretary, Library / Center for Lifelong Learning
Library & 121 S. Marion Street
Jennifer Williams
Acquisitions & Collection Development Librarian (Assistant Librarian)
Lanie Williamson
Assistant Director, Library Collection Services
Kares Library
Jennifer Wolfe
Associate Librarian