Library Values

Knowledge

  • We anticipate and contribute to scholarly inquiry. 
  • We promote the Library as both a real and virtual extended classroom.
  • We embrace our role as collectors and custodians of the intellectual record.

Integrity

  • We relate to each other with honesty and candor. 
  • We adhere to the principles of fairness, justice and equality in our work
  • We promote the highest standards of our profession, including open and equitable access to information.
  • We demonstrate a strong work ethic, taking responsibility for our actions, keeping our word, and following through on our commitments.

Service

  • We offer an environment that supports creativity, flexibility, and collaboration.
  • We believe that each user of the Library is unique and important
  • We evolve to meet the changing needs of the Library and its users.
  • We maintain a comfortable, welcoming and secure place for study, research, work, reflection and interaction.

Respect

  • We treat everyone with equal consideration and courtesy. 
  • We encourage differences in perspective, opinions and ideas.
  • We consider the needs of others.
  • We provide an environment that is inclusive and diverse.

Quality

  • We commit ourselves to excellence.
  • We seek out the best people and resources to accomplish our work.
  • We support individual growth and organizational development.
  • We work diligently to exceed the expectations of those we serve

Communication

  • We engage in open and honest communication at all levels. 
  • We recognize the importance of Library-wide participation.
  • We share information and solicit opinions about decisions that affect the success of the Library.