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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 |

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:

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

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Make our libraries accessible, public and inspiring

Make our libraries accessible, public and inspiring | The Information Professional |
SmartPlanet's C.C. Sullivan looks at libraries across the country to assess the new scheme for the New York Public Library by Foster and Partner.


The scheme, first reported today by Robin Pogrebin at The New York Times, reinvents the library’s closed-off, seven-floor stacks as “a major new contemporary library within Carrère & Hastings’s neo-Classical one.” Tall windows will open to Bryant Park in a soaring new atrium, reached by a grand circulation zone opening through the middle of the building.

The original designs notoriously offered to relocate all the stacks’ books to an inaccessible warehouse in New Jersey. Yet the new plan still decimates the collection, hauling away 25% of the books that are now within the community’s reach.

Via Doug Mirams
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Use of space in the public library > inspiring!

Doug Mirams's curator insight, December 20, 2012 12:36 PM

Talks about how library plans have got it right in the past and discusses the new plans at New York Public Library.