The Library as an academic department is central to the educational mission of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. It aims to inspire students to develop skills of critical thinking and effective communication. By collecting, describing, arranging and managing print and electronic information resources, we facilitate student learning, and support and encourage scholarship and research. Reference librarians work collaboratively with students and faculty on research projects, assisting with identifying and locating appropriate information. We use modern technology to bring the virtual library and remote reference to our students and faculty off campus.