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Mission, Vision, & Goals

Mission Statement

The University of Northern Colorado Libraries serves the university’s mission by providing an environment and resources for learning, research, and problem solving in the academic community. Library personnel serve the entire range of scholarship through the selection, organization, retrieval, interpretation, and conservation of intellectual resources and provide instruction for faculty, staff, and students through courses, class sessions, and one-on-one consultations. The University Libraries also extends its services beyond the university community through outreach activities.

Vision Statement

The University of Northern Colorado Libraries will be an innovative, creative participant in the university’s academic mission. The Libraries will provide opportunities for research that serve the advancement of knowledge and opportunities for learning that strengthen critical thinking and information retrieval skills to build a foundation for lifelong learning and effective participation in a diverse and technologically advanced society.


Planning Framework