Mission and Values

The mission of Webster University Libraries is to empower our diverse, global community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni to fulfill their research, learning, and information needs, now and in the future.

We value students by acquiring and providing access to high-quality materials and services that support the curriculum and by offering personalized research support. We partner with faculty and staff to provide exceptional service to students throughout their Webster career and beyond.

We value learning by fostering inquiry and curiosity in collaborative spaces, both online and physical, to promote a lifelong desire to learn.  We promote information literacy through a robust instruction program that develops the critical thinking and evaluation skills necessary for work and life in the 21st century.

We value diversity and inclusion by developing online and physical collections that represent multiple points of views to promote understanding of one’s own and others’ values.  We strive to provide online services and physical spaces that offer equitable access to all users in our worldwide network.

We value global citizenship by developing services that promote global understanding and mobility.  We provide a broad array of resources that help educate global citizens to strengthen the communities they serve.



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