Mission, Vision and Values


The University Libraries inspires the discovery, creation, and exchange of knowledge for the benefit of the University of Memphis community and beyond.


Learner-centered teaching, services, collaboration, technology, and resources in an inclusive environment will make the University Libraries the intellectual heart of the campus.


  • Collaboration Within and Outside the Libraries
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Engaged, Productive Personnel
  • Excellence in User Experiences
  • Freedom of Information
  • Innovation and Initiative
  • Knowledge Creation through Discover
  • Outreach and Community Engagement
  • Respect for Users (Privacy, etc.)
  • Strategic Development and Stewardship of Resources and Services
  • Student Success and Accessibility
  • Transparent Leadership; Shared Governance

Updated 10/19