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Mission + Commitments


Cultivating scholarship and intellectual curiosity in our community through access to collections, expertise, and spaces.


Expand the Libraries as a locus of intellectual and cultural engagement. 

  • Creating inclusive and welcoming spaces where academic and nonacademic discussion, exploration, and events flourish.

Equip students with critical research skills.

  • Instilling critical research and evaluative skills necessary to navigate the increasingly complex (dis)information environment.

Create navigable paths to ideas, people, places, and things. 

  • Using current and emerging technologies to provide services, instruction and resources that are imaginative and responsive to the community's needs.

Promote the creation of new knowledge and cultural understanding. 

  • Partnering with our community to actively advance the college's research, teaching, and learning goals.

Ensure works of continuing value remain accessible and usable.

  • Stewarding our cultural heritage; curating world class special collections and ensuring access to resources in support of the curricular and research needs of our community.