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Mission and Goals

As an integral component of the University, Tarleton Libraries provide relevant and effective user-centered services, collections, technologies, facilities, and personnel that facilitate the University’s mission of creating “an academically challenging education where learning is grounded in real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship, and service.”


Services: We will serve our users in all settings by providing access, instruction, and assistance to facilitate intellectual endeavors and encourage lifelong learning.

Outreach: We will expand and promote library programs to enhance learning and research, build collaborative partnerships, and strengthen community ties.

Collections: We will build collections that support our users' diverse information needs.

Technology: We will anticipate and address the changing technological needs of our users.

Facilities: We will provide accessible, flexible, and user-centered facilities that meet current and future needs.

Personnel: We will hire, develop, and retain a diverse, professional, and knowledgeable staff.

Administrative: We will employ appropriate management techniques to develop, implement, and evaluate library services, programs, and resources.