Mission, Vision & Values


Mission Statement

William Madison Randall Library supports the mission of the University by providing information resources and learner-centered services and by cultivating a rich physical and virtual environment dedicated to the open exchange of ideas and an information-literate community.

Approved by the Library Faculty, May 20, 2009

Our Vision:

Inspiring, nurturing and satisfying intellectual and cultural curiosity.

Our Core Values:

Learning: We view learning as a public good for all, and as a continuous effort. We provide information resources, technology and appropriate spaces for learning, as well as guidance for learners. As a learning organization, we seek continuous improvement and innovation in our contributions to the university.

Service: We are dedicated to providing accurate, efficient and friendly assistance, and to assessing and responding to our users’ needs.

Access: We acquire, organize and preserve the cultural record, and make physical and virtual knowledge resources available to users in efficient and innovative ways.

Integrity: We base our standards for all interactions on respect for people and ideas, intellectual freedom, privacy, confidentiality and professionalism.

Diversity: We seek to provide resources and a climate for exploration of diverse cultures and opinions, with openness and inclusiveness for all people.

Approved by the Library Faculty, January 13, 2010.

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