Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision

For more than a century, University Libraries at Kent State has rooted and evolved to become a nationally recognized academic library among the best in the world.

Our Vision

To be regarded as essential for student, staff, faculty and community success.

Our Mission

To deliver unparalleled opportunities for success in learning, research and discovery to our users wherever they are in the world.

Our Goals

  • Promote a culture of more intentional diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Improve our student success-centered services and programs.
  • Make our libraries more physically and virtually welcoming.
  • Strategically enhance access to our collections.
  • Responsibly manage the fiscal resources that enable us to improve our spaces, collections, services and programs.

Our Service Values

Respect

Embrace our colleagues and users with honesty, professionalism and respect.

Empowerment

Inspire and teach students, faculty, staff and community to engage with University Libraries’ resources for academic and research success.

Innovation

Engage users in creative and critical thinking with new and appropriate information and technology resources.

Collaboration

Partner with the wider Kent State community and beyond to ensure student success.

Communication

Actively and effectively communicate with respect and patience.

Flexibility

Be open to ideas, thoughts, and opinions that may differ from our own.

Stewardship

Sustain and responsibly manage our collections, spaces, relationships and finances.