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Library Unveils New Mission, Vision & Values Statements | UCSB Library

Library Unveils New Mission, Vision & Values Statements | UCSB Library | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Alan Grosenheider, Associate University Librarian for Organizational Development & Effectiveness, recently led Library employees in planning sessions focused upon reviewing and revising the mission and vision of the Library. In an inclusive and participative process, employees helped to shape and write the Library's new mission, vision, and accompanying values statements, focusing on the values that Library employees share in common and on the value that the Library provides students and faculty. These statements are being used as the starting point for the strategic roadmapping conversations that the Library is conducting this fall with stakeholders from across campus.


Vision, Mission and Values here: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/about-library/mission-vision-values

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Great example of the values, mussion and values ofd an academic library!

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Library reflects our community values - Portland Tribune

Library reflects our community values - Portland Tribune | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Portland Tribune

Library reflects our community values

A new Cascade Policy Institute report calls on Multnomah County to hand over operations of its library system to a private contractor, or institute user fees, as alternatives to a...

 

"I would argue that cost and efficiency aren’t the only premises on which to judge an organization. I believe we should also consider a deeper and more meaningful question: What values should a community’s library reflect?

Public libraries exist to provide free, equal access to information and services to everyone. While many library users do live comfortably, many don’t. In Multnomah County, one in five residents younger than age 18 live below the poverty level; nearly half of recent library survey respondents reported household income less than the county’s median.

Library services are available to all of them. The public library is a unique place where the collective riches and wisdom of the world are not shuttered to those who cannot pay."

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Libraries as ‘Sponsors of Literacies’: Diving Deep to Expose Narratives & Metanarratives | Buffy Hamilton, DMLcentral

Libraries as ‘Sponsors of Literacies’: Diving Deep to Expose Narratives & Metanarratives | Buffy Hamilton, DMLcentral | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

In my last post “Literacies and Fallacies,” I introduced Deborah Brandt’s conceptual approach of sponsors of literacy that connects individual literacy development to the economic development of literacy.  I also shared a rationale for why libraries should use this critical interpretive lens and offered an initial list of questions as focal points of inquiry to consider.

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By exploring “who or what underwrites occasions of literacy learning and use” (Brandt, The Sponsors of Literacy 2), librarians are much better positioned to better understand and contextualize these three key issues identified by Brandt (6):

1.  How the access, organization, and privileging of literacy opportunities are impacted by issues related to race, class, and gender.
2.  How literacy sponsors contribute to what Brandt defines as the literacy crisis:  the perceived gap between rising standards for achievement and people’s ability to meet them.
3.  How might sponsors of literacy interpret their ability to provide resources and opportunities that help people transform their uses of literacy that facilitate identity development, agency and social mobility?

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Thoughts on approaches towards literacy and learning and perspectives on narratives being valued in library services!

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