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Mission, Vision, Core Values

Mission Statement

The University Libraries advances the mission of Southwest Baptist University by building collaborative relationships; nurturing scholarship; providing information access and instruction; encouraging curiosity, exploration, discovery, and knowledge creation; and supporting learning in and beyond the university.

Vision Statement

We bring the library to you. The University Libraries integrates dynamic, user-centered services with the teaching, learning, and researching needs of the University community.

Core Values

The University Libraries…

  • embraces the University’s Christ-centered mission by serving the needs of its constituents and promoting spiritual growth;
  • initiates and nurtures collaborative relationships with its constituents;
  • regards academic excellence as the standard in its instruction, information access, knowledge creation, and operational practices;
  • promotes lifelong learning: educating users on the successful retrieval and ethical use of information; and cultivating critical thinking skills through information literacy instruction;
  • supports scholarly endeavors through the acquisition of information resources and innovative technologies;
  • builds physical and virtual infrastructures, organizing information into accessible, user-friendly collections;
  • acts with integrity and financial responsibility, modeling academic honesty and intellectual freedom; and
  • delivers a user-friendly, welcoming library experience by providing convenient, reliable, and proactive services in a positive learning environment.

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