Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement:

We fuel discovery by satisfying the information needs of the Texas A&M University Community.

Vision Statement

We envision the University Libraries as a nationally acclaimed academic library that

  • commits to excellence in quality service to meet its customers' needs,
  • promotes the use of progressive and innovative technologies to provide best access to information and resources,
  • develops steadfastly a committed staff that applies ever higher professional standards to the continuous improvement of service quality,
  • affords a stimulating, creative, and a flexible workplace, supportive and fair, where contributions are rewarded and long-term goals are emphasized,
  • participates actively in the educational/research mission of the academy, and
  • exercises leadership for the advancement of our libraries and the library profession.

Values Statement

At the Texas A&M University Libraries we will apply these principles in all of our activities. We will:

  • recognize library users as our primary focus, which deserve effective service, accurate information, and an empathetic response,
  • recognize library personnel as our primary asset, who deserves encouragement, development, and respect,
  • encourage and support diversity within our organization,
  • strive for consistently high standards to ensure quality service and product,
  • challenge paradigms to improve the organization,
  • value collaboration and teamwork to enhance the library's effectiveness,
  • value the ideas and contributions of individuals,
  • accept responsibility for the good of the enterprise,
  • know our strengths and know when to ask for assistance,
  • communicate with openness, honesty, respect, and sensitivity,
  • act with courtesy, professionalism, and integrity.