The University Library fosters student success, scholarly research, and academic excellence through the provision of information resources; user-centered services and learning experiences; and welcoming, technology-enhanced environments that facilitate lifelong learning, collaboration, innovation, and the acquisition of information literacy skills.
As an essential campus partner, the University Library aspires to:
We are passionate about student learning and student success. Because we believe that information literacy is critical to students’ success in their academic, professional, and personal lives, we champion the integration of information literacy across the curriculum.
We value teamwork and partnerships, seek new ways to engage with the campus and community, and view collaboration as essential to achieving our mission. Continuous Improvement We foster a culture of continuous improvement, value the unique contributions of all library employees, and strive to provide learning opportunities that advance personal, professional, and organizational growth and excellence.
We value inclusiveness and intellectual and cultural diversity and foster a climate of openness and appreciation for differing perspectives. Innovation We encourage experimentation, creativity, and curiosity; value innovative uses of technology to promote student success, learning and access to information resources; and embrace the continued evolution of libraries from print repositories to collaborative learning spaces and providers of digital resources.
We value intellectual and academic freedom and facilitate the pursuit of intellectual inquiry.
We value and foster the lifelong quest for knowledge and self-development and strive to create a welcoming and responsive environment where every person feels valued.
We value open access to information and support the growing open access movement in higher education.
Over the next five academic years (2016-2021), the CSUDH University Library will make progress in the following overarching goals identified in the Academic Affairs Strategic Plan:
Working action plans will be developed annually to document planning, timelines, and measurable outcomes for each of the identified strategic directions.
Maps to Academic Affairs Goal 1, University Goals I, II, III, IV, V, VI
Maps to Academic Affairs Goal 2, University Goals I, II, III, IV, V, VI
Maps to Academic Affairs Goal 3, University Goal I
Maps to Academic Affairs Goal 4, University Goal II
Maps to Academic Affairs Goal 5, University Goal I
Maps to Academic Affairs Goal 7, University Goal I
Maps to Academic Affairs Goal 8, University Goals I and V