Mission, values, and vision
The mission of Cal Poly Library Services is to promote open and informed inquiry, foster collaboration and innovation, support the unique needs of every student and scholar at Cal Poly, and contribute to the cultural life of San Luis Obispo.
The library is committed to valuing the scholar in everyone by delivering excellent service, fostering collaboration and innovation, and respecting and nurturing Cal Poly's distinctive sense of community.
|Service||We EMBRACE our role as educators and as providers of excellent service that supports instruction and learning, and that creates an effective environment for research and scholarship.|
|Collaboration||We FOSTER an atmosphere of collaboration, student engagement and discovery, and partnerships that support learning.|
|Innovation||We INSPIRE excellence by creating a dynamic learning and teaching environment that uses a polytechnic perspective to help shape the future.|
|Community||We NURTURE the intellectual and cultural life of our campus and the region by serving as a hub for scholarly, co‐curricular, and creative academic engagement across all our communities for the common good.|
|Inclusive Excellence||We ENCOURAGE inclusiveness by promoting understanding, learning, respect, and appreciation for all members of the Cal Poly community and beyond.|
Because people are at the heart of our vision, we aspire to:
- Become a nationally recognized university library known for our excellence in delivering value through academically inspired innovation.
- Exceed the expectations of Cal Poly students and scholars through our exemplary services and resources.
- Advance the exchange of ideas at Cal Poly, fostering a community of scholars that reaches across the professions and disciplines and around the globe.