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The DePaul University Library is a critical feature of the educational landscape at DePaul and is committed to supporting goals shared across academic libraries as well as goals distinct to the mission of DePaul University.
In common with all academic libraries, the DePaul University Library is committed to supporting the teaching, learning, and scholarly missions of its parent institution, to promoting equitable access to information, and to serving as a trusted steward of its resources, collections, and cultural heritage.
Beyond these commitments, the DePaul University Library is distinguished by its support of the distinctive blend of characteristics – Catholic, Vincentian, and urban – that define DePaul University. The library is a key contributor to our shared goal of developing faculty, staff, and students who are prepared to engage the challenges of the twenty-first century as socially-responsible and information-literate citizens.
Finally, following the service tradition of Vincent de Paul, the DePaul University Library employs the resources and expertise found in its staff, collections, and facilities to support and enhance not only the teaching, learning, and research programs at the university but also to contribute to the university’s engagement with the broader community of the City of Chicago. Reflecting the values of its sponsor, the DePaul University Library is committed to always work "in the service of the people."1
The DePaul University Library’s Strategic Plan complements the University’s statement of "Learning Goals and Outcomes," as well as the University’s strategic plan, “Vision 2018: Dedication to Excellence, Commitment to Community.” The DePaul University Library’s Strategic Plan was developed with input from library staff and advisory committees by its Strategic Planning Task Force: Amelia Brunskill, Rebecca Cooling-Mallard, Heather Jagman, Rachel LeBron, Jim LeFager, Morgen Macintosh Hodgetts, Susan Shultz, and Scott Walter (Chair).
1 Vincent de Paul. Correspondence, Conferences, Documents. Vol. 2. Brooklyn, NY: New City, 1989. Retrieved from http://via.library.depaul.edu/vincentian_ebooks/27/
The DePaul University Library cultivates and sustains the intellectual, creative, and social passions of our students, faculty, and staff as we work together to advance the goals of a more just, ethical, and diverse global society.
The DePaul University Library is a center for intellectual inquiry and academic engagement beyond the classroom, building and inspiring the campus and community partnerships distinctive of a DePaul education.
The DePaul University Library is guided both by the core values of librarianship and by the Vincentian values that shape the work of the University. In particular, the DePaul University Library has long been known for its commitment to the Vincentian value of “personalism,” as defined both by a respect for the needs of the individual and by an appreciation for what each member of the community brings to the library’s work.
With these overarching values always clearly in mind, we are also guided in this strategic plan by our commitments to the values of:
In support of excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship at DePaul University, and in order to promote the optimal use of technology as well as curricular innovation that prepares undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for engaged citizenship in a global society, the DePaul University Library will:
In order to promote student, staff, and faculty engagement with the City of Chicago, enhance partnerships between DePaul University and organizations and institutions in the City of Chicago, promote teaching, learning, and research related to Chicago's history and culture, and develop the facilities, technology, and infrastructure supporting the highest-quality educational experience, the DePaul University Library will:
In order to nurture and promote the distinctive identity of DePaul University as a Catholic and Vincentian university, and as a global center for Vincentian scholarship, the DePaul University Library will:
In order to promote diversity and inclusion at DePaul University and to strengthen the sense of community derived from our shared history and traditions, the DePaul University Library will:
In order to ensure the greatest return on investment in library facilities, resources, and materials for the university community, the DePaul University Library will: