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Mission, Vision, and Values

  • Our Mission

    Milner Library advances student success, cultivates the creation of new knowledge, and stewards our shared cultural heritage.

  • Our Vision

    Milner Library will expand traditional notions of the academic library through experimentation, collaboration, and user-centered approaches to our work. We strive to create an increasingly accessible, equitable, and inclusive environment that is built on a culture of transparency and will respond to the evolving needs of our communities.

  • Our Values

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    We are committed to creating a library where everyone has the opportunity to grow and learn in a socially just community that values diverse contributions and backgrounds.

    Enhancing the Library User Experience

    We engage in continual assessment of resources, services, and spaces to meet evolving user needs through informed decision-making.

    Individualized Attention

    We offer services that meet users’ unique needs to facilitate growth and lifelong learning.


    We cultivate partnerships within the library, University, and broader community to strengthen and enrich our services through collaboration and teamwork.

    Sharing Knowledge through Stewardship

    We leverage our expertise to responsibly acquire, describe, preserve, curate, and promote access to educational resources and unique collections so users can discover, create, and sustain knowledge.

    Staff Empowerment

    We pledge to invest in all library employees’ development and success to enhance our professional practices and build growth opportunities in pursuit of institutional excellence.