Drake Memorial Library Mission, Vision, and Values

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Mission

Empower our intellectual community to excel in the discovery and creation of knowledge, art, and scholarship.

Vision

Educate our intellectual community by cultivating information literacy practices and skills through outreach and partnerships.

Inspire Scholarship by providing, supporting, and enhancing integrative access to collections, scholarly communication, learning spaces, and tools.

We define:

Scholarship as the expression of art and knowledge.

Art1 as skill in the practical application of principles of a particular field of knowledge or learning; technical skill.

Knowledge2 as familiarity gained with experience; the outcome of lifelong learning.


1. Oxford English Dictonary Online, s.v. "art," accessed May 18, 2016, http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/11125

2. Oxford English Dictonary Online, s.v. "knowledge," accessed May 18, 2016, http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/104170


 Values

  • Purposeful Innovation
  • Empathy
  • Inclusivity
  • Intellectual Freedom
  • Leadership
  • Respect

Last Updated 6/28/18

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