University Library Mission - Vision - Values - Principles
The Library supports the academic programs of Cal State L.A. through instruction, collections, technology and services which enable students and faculty to access recorded knowledge and information resources. This support empowers our constituencies to develop the information and technological competencies necessary to achieve their educational, research and professional goals; succeed in the workforce; apply lifelong learning skills; and participate in a diverse society.
The University Library will be a campus center
for learning and scholarship that inspires and promotes academic inquiry and
student success. Using relevant technologies we will develop and maintain a
regionally distinguished collection of resources that are indispensable in
supporting critical thinking in dynamic information environments. Library
administrators, faculty and staff will play a central, university-wide role in
student learning and degree attainment: administrators as campus partners
in developing strategic direction; faculty as professors of information
literacy, scholars, and caretakers of knowledge resources by improving and
developing new courses and programs; and staff as essential support for these
initiatives that contribute to student success.
Depth: Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World
The CSULA student is able to access a body of knowledge and the processes of inquiry to utilize the perspectives of different disciplines.
Breadth: Critical Skills
Will support our urban mission by developing outreach to the community
Place: Urban Mission
The CSULA graduate participates socially in the world-class Los Angeles urban setting that is naturally global in outlook. This outcome recognizes the unique role the University plays in helping a diverse student body take advantage of this urban learning context. CSULA graduates demonstrate personal and social responsibility inside and outside the classroom as they build their local communities.
Will provide creative space -- physical and virtual -- that support and recognize faculty and student engagement in research, scholarship and creative activities
Integrative Learning: Research and Scholarship
A CSULA graduate will experience integrative learning. This goal builds on the University's teaching mission by exposing students to learning through participation in unique research, scholarship or creative activities where they apply previous learning from several areas to a task.
In order to ensure the success of our mission, we, the personnel of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, California State University, Los Angeles, practice these values.
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The professional principles and ideals contained in the following documents have been endorsed by the faculty and staff of the University Library: