Vision & Values

Our Vision

To be central to the University community as a valued facilitator, partner and catalyst for learning, research and knowledge-creation on campus.

Our Core Values

Learning: The Library values learning and by providing services, instruction, resources, events, and facilities creates conditions that foster learning and the creation of new knowledge. Learning-continuously, effectively, and with integrity-underpins, suffuses, animates, and inspires all other library values.

Service: The Library strives to meet the needs of our community and achieve excellence in service. We manage our services and collections and work continuously to improve service by focusing on the needs of our user communities (internal and external). We are responsive, reliable and timely in the development and delivery of our services.

Intellectual Freedom: The Library protects and fosters intellectual freedom. We provide an environment and collection that does not censor information and makes individuals feel comfortable about exchanging ideas that may be considered unconventional, unpopular or controversial. We recognize that even though all ideas may not be embraced each should have a voice.

Stewardship: One of the core values of the Library is our ethical responsibility for stewardship. Stewardship encompasses both our responsibility for the care and preservation of knowledge and information resources entrusted to us, and its transmission to future generations. Our stewardship reflects a bond of trust between the Library and our community as well as our mutual interest in and commitment to the cultural and historical legacy of the human record.

Access: Ensuring equitable access to information and services is a core value of the Library. We provide impartial and non-judgmental access to resources and services. We strive to provide services, facilities, collections and systems that are accessible to all individuals.

Innovation: The Library values and fosters innovation. We are always seeking new and better ways of serving and working with the University community. We think creatively, embrace change and take risks. We empower individuals, foster collaboration, and build teams with the capacity to discover, create and act on opportunity.

Communication: The Library values open communication. We share information in a clear, timely and well thought-out manner. We actively listen to and engage one another in constructive conversations and fruitful collaboration. Our communications encompass and demonstrate all of our organizational values.

Integrity: The Library believes that an environment of trust, respect and integrity is core to our success. We focus on building relationships and credibility with others and demonstrate honesty in our work.