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City College Libraries Mission Statement

The City College Libraries are committed to providing superior service and resources in support of the instructional and research mission of the College.  We are dedicated to the education of the whole person, fostering information and communication literacy for academic and career success, preparing a highly diverse population for leadership and service to our city, nation and the world.

Vision Statement

The City College Libraries aspire to professional leadership within the urban University in scholarship and research support, championing quality learning, enriched discourse and equity of access for diverse constituencies.
Values
We are committed to excellence in library and information service—courteous, timely, accurate and effective service to every individual.
We value an organizational culture based on trust, openness, integrity and respect, which enhances personal worth, appreciates diversity, and promotes creativity and visionary thinking. This culture advocates

  • Communication and networking
  • Individual responsibility and accountability
  • Training, development and mentoring
  • The recognition and acknowledgement of exceptional effort and achievement

We value enlightened leadership at all levels.
We value intellectual freedom in the advancement of learning.
We value the privacy of the individual and subscribe to the ALA Code of Ethics regarding the rights of the library user.
We value cooperative and collaborative action based on the sharing of information and knowledge.

Endorsed by the Library Faculty September 28, 2000

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The City College of New York (CCNY) Libraries is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the design of programming, services, collections, and user experiences in support of students, faculty, staff, and professionals from (all) underrepresented populations. Through sustained commitments, the CCNY Libraries embrace the College core values of respect and universal principles in achieving continued academic excellence. We strive to create an environment which values employee successes and contributions, inspires diverse perspectives, and a sense of belonging. We seek to align our library resources with other campus entities to develop and sustain strong partnerships based on shared visions and goals. These ongoing initiatives will enhance library services for all persons, including groups from different cultural, racial, economic and ethnic backgrounds regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage or citizenship, prior arrest record, or marital, military, or veteran status in Higher Education.