Connecting people to knowledge: This is the fundamental mission of the Hesburgh Libraries. It is integral to the core mission and strategic objectives of the University, and these missions must advance together in order to achieve success in the 21st century. More than 50 years ago, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., dreamed of a new library building that would serve, along with Sacred Heart and the Golden Dome, as one of the three pillars of the Notre Dame campus. It would become the academic heart of the University. He envisioned that the Library and its now world-famous Word of Life mural would stand, for all to see, as a symbol of academic excellence and the pursuit of truth. The 50th anniversary of the opening of Memorial Library (renamed Hesburgh Library in 1987), gave us a chance to reflect on this vision-turned-reality. In today’s digital world, the sources of information have expanded and the tools of scholarship have evolved. Yet the libraries’ mission of connecting people to the world’s knowledge and preserving that knowledge for scholars throughout time remains unchanged. It is with renewed vision that have begun we a full-scale renovation to build a 21st century library and ensure the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame continue to be a vital force in the advancement of the University. Please spread the word and help us earn votes! Follow the celebration on social media with #NDday.
During this exciting time, we have the unique opportunity to earn a portion of a $1 Million! Make a $10 gift on Notre Dame Day (April 23 – 24), and receive 5 votes to cast. The total number of votes we receive decides our percentage of the $1 Million. Please vote for us!