The Murray State University Libraries serve as the intellectual commons of the university. By providing traditional and evolving services, resources and information literacy instruction in a space conducive to diverse learning needs, we prepare the university community to effectively navigate and apply a world of information, media and technology.
The University Libraries respond to the Murray State University’s Vision, Mission and Value Statements by (each of these is equally weighted):
In order to accomplish the above, we must:
We work to foster excellence through: the assurance of open access to information for the university community, regardless of format or user location; a strong dedication to public service from an enthusiastic and professional faculty and staff; a commitment to promote skills in technology, media and information literacy; the use of innovative technologies and services in support of productivity and wider accessibility to information resources and collections; constant planning and assessment of library resources and services; and responsible leadership and accountability.
We work to create community through: providing adaptable learning environments that are responsive to the evolving needs of the university community; hosting regional events and providing community learning opportunities; and encouraging the generation and free exchange of ideas by providing access to a diverse range of resources and information that encompass many viewpoints.
We work to build partnerships through participating in and seeking new local, state, and global collaborations that: encourage consortial and cooperative development to expand resource effectiveness; promote technological, media and information literacy; and improve academic library services to the university community.