Brother Edmond Drouin Library Walsh University
Statements of Mission, Vision, Value and Operational Plan
Help faculty and students learn to use and value information to advance their knowledge, understanding and ability to serve.
The Br. Edmond Drouin Library at Walsh University is:
Greater than a place
Larger than a mere building
More informational than a book
More accessible than any web site
More proactive than waiting to be asked
More knowledgeable than any one person
More effective than individual information sources...
for the students, faculty, staff and communities of Walsh University.
It will not only bring people and information together, it will empower people with the skills to know how to seek and apply information to their continuing professional, family,
community and spiritual lives. Library staff members will be valued for the diverse contributions they make and will be inspired to incorporate their talents and knowledge into the enhancement and promotion of services to further the mission, goals and values
of Walsh University.
Quality service: We embrace academic freedom, the equality and universality of access, and we support the right of the community to information representing all points of view. The Library endorses the American Library Association's "Library Bill of Rights."
Excellence: We are committed to the delivery of efficient and effective resources and services and the creation, development, and implementation of new ideas and improvements. Work should lead to satisfaction and enjoyment in serving others.
Integrity: We practice honesty, openness, ethical behavior, and fairness in all internal and external working relationships. We promote accountability, integrity, and trust, and maintain courtesy and respect in our relationships.
Collaboration: We understand that the unrestricted, effective, and frequent exchange of ideas, information, and experience is absolutely necessary for the realization of our vision and the achievement of our goals. We cultivate collaboration with both internal and external patrons.
Diversity: We value diversity of cultures, thinking and learning styles. Diversity is valued in staff, users, and collections, in an atmosphere of openness, acceptance, and respect for individuals and points of view.
Change: We recognize that planned and thoughtful innovation involves risk taking, and that intelligent change is vitally necessary for our future growth and development. We anticipate and respond to rapidly changing technological, economic, political and social environments. While respecting current practices, the Library strives for innovation. We value not just the new, but that which is better.