Mission

UC Santa Barbara Library enables exploration and collaboration for scholars in their intellectual engagement with the world of ideas and the creation of knowledge.

Vision

UCSB Library empowers a lifetime of research, discovery and learning.

Values

Collaboration

  • We believe that creating programs and spaces in the Library for collaborative study and research supports the interdisciplinary nature of UCSB
  • We believe that engagement with peers from different disciplines and institutions deepens everyone’s understanding of the issues that face the Library, the University, and the communities served

Diversity

  • We believe that developing collections and services that reflect the diversity of the UCSB community benefits all of its users
  • We believe that a diversity of opinion and a diversity of background promote an organizational culture better able to anticipate and meet the needs of the communities the Library serves

Integrity

  • We believe that the Library’s policies, procedures and practices should be transparent
  • We believe that the Library’s communication should be proactive and engaged
  • We believe that the Library should be mindful of how its collections, services and systems are interrelated components of our effectiveness

Innovation

  • We believe that experimentation is essential in order to meet the rapidly changing needs of Library users
  • We believe that continuous improvement and learning are synonymous

Leadership

  • We believe that the Library should be the information leader for UCSB
  • We believe that the Library serves a key role in providing stewardship of information resources
  • We believe the Library serves a key role in enhancing scholars’ productivity

Research & Learning

  • We believe that the Library is a facilitator of the research mission of the University
  • We believe that the Library has a critical role in the teaching mission of the University
  • We believe that effective utilization of emerging technologies is essential to serve the research and teaching missions at UCSB
  • We believe the Library has an important role in promoting information competency

September 2013