Library Mission, Vision & Values

Mission

The College of Science and Health Professions, KSAU-HS is committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate teaching, service, research and other scholarly activities. The Library supports this commitment by:

  • Providing high-quality services that meet and exceed the expectations of a diverse user community.
  • Using technology innovatively for the flexible delivery of services and resources to users regardless of location.
  • Selecting, acquiring, organizing, preserving and providing access to library materials and resources.
  • Providing the physical facilities and the technical infrastructure that enhances the learning and research environment.
  • Collaborating with other University libraries and community partners.

The library is committed to providing users with the tools required for independent critical thinking and life-long learning.

Vision

The Library will strive for excellence to support & promote learning, teaching and research by the COP scientific community and join accountancy to mission of the University by:

  • Providing a student-centered learning environment that delivers information and services to its users where and when they need it.
  • Promoting creative and critical thinking through information literacy.
  • Developing and maintaining collections in support of the academic pursuits of the University.
  • Establishing itself as a leader in information management.
  • Fostering a work-place culture where library staff are valued for their knowledge and contributions and are both forward-looking and responsible to the University's needs in the rapidly changing information environment.
Library Values

In all of our interactions, we are guided by these values:

Knowledge

  • We encourage the process of learning and the life of the mind.
  • We celebrate truth seeking through discourse and investigation.
  • We promote the Library as both a real and virtual extended classroom.
  • We embrace our role as collectors and custodians of the intellectual record.
Service
  • We offer an environment that supports creativity, flexibility, and collaboration.
  • We believe that each Library User is unique and important.
  • We evolve to meet the changing needs of the Library and its users.
  • We maintain a comfortable, welcoming and secure place for study, research, work, reflection and interaction.

Quality
  • We commit ourselves to excellence.
  • We seek out the best people and resources to accomplish our work.
  • We support individual growth and organizational development.
  • We work diligently to exceed the expectations of those we serve.
Integrity
  • We relate to each other with honesty and candor.
  • We adhere to the principles of fairness, justice and equality in our work.
  • We promote the highest standards of our profession, including open and equitable access to information.
  • We demonstrate a strong work ethic, taking responsibility for our actions, keeping our word, and following through on our commitments.

Respect
  • We treat everyone with equal consideration and courtesy.
  • We encourage differences in perspective, opinions and ideas.
  • We consider the needs of others.
  • We provide an environment that is inclusive and diverse.

Communication
  • We engage in open and honest communication at all levels.
  • We recognize the importance of Library-wide participation.
  • We reach out to all segments of our user communities.
  • We share information and solicit opinions about decisions that affect the success of the Library.


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