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Mission & Vision Statement

Mission Statement

The J. Eugene Smith Library supports and enriches the university's teaching, learning, research, and outreach objectives by providing services and resources that foster intellectual curiosity and integrity, promote critical inquiry, and encourage awareness of the world beyond the campus. We provide a welcoming and comfortable space for quiet study or collaborative efforts, and a professional staff to offer assistance and expertise.

Vision Statement

The J. Eugene Smith Library supports the mission of the University to become a public liberal arts college of first choice. To serve the university community fully, the Smith Library will provide:

Dynamic services which are efficient, relevant, and responsive to the needs of our students, faculty and the community.

An expert and cordial staff who promote scholarship and academic integrity, engage the broader academic community, provide quality guidance and instruction, and encourage critical thinking.

An attractive space that provides modern technology, inspires research, encourages creativity, invites exploration and offers a welcoming environment, both physically and virtually.