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Mission and Goals

The mission of the University Library at California State University, East Bay is to provide user-focused quality services and collections in support of undergraduate and graduate programs, faculty research, and the general information needs of the diverse community. The University Library provides access to recorded knowledge in all formats regardless of ownership. Consistent with the teaching mission of the university, the library assists students in becoming information competent, critical thinkers, and life-long learners. The University Library provides physical facilities to foster individual and collaborative teaching and learning and to encourage the exchange of ideas.

The Library’s mission is accomplished through the following goals:

  • Identify, acquire, organize, preserve, and provide access to pertinent recorded knowledge to support teaching, research, and creative activities.
  • Recruit, hire, and retain, quality faculty and staff committed to delivering excellent services in response to the rapidly changing needs of the diverse user community.
  • Offer formal and informal instruction to promote information literacy.
  • Provide an easily accessible, user-friendly and safe environment that fosters teaching and learning for both library users and library employees.
  • Apply appropriate technological innovations to achieve productivity and efficiency, as well as provide library services to distant learners and information seekers.
  • Communicate library services to raise awareness and promote partnerships with university organizations, other libraries and educational institutions, and local communities.
  • Create a forward thinking, dynamic organization that is responsive and flexible in order to achieve its mission and goals.
  • Continue to improve the library’s effectiveness through systematic, ongoing outcome assessment.

Last Updated 01.15.09

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