Vision & Values

CSUSM University Library


The CSUSM University Library will be an innovative leader in the CSU system. We will
accomplish this by inspiring learners, stimulating curiosity, and promoting intellectual
exchange and diverse perspectives for all.


The University Library is an essential partner in teaching and learning, research, and
community engagement at CSUSM. We collaborate with our diverse campus
community to ensure user-centered learning experiences, welcoming environments,
and accessible information resources in order to facilitate scholarly inquiry and prepare
students to be critical thinkers who are engaged members of their local, regional, and
global communities.


The employees of the CSUSM University Library:

  • Honor the centrality of student learning;
  • Ensure inclusiveness, celebrate diversity, and foster social justice;
  • Pursue excellence in support of the intellectual needs of Library users;
  • Exercise mutual respect and share information broadly;
  • Commit to responsive communication and collaboration with Library stakeholders;
  • Advance the creative thinking and infrastructure necessary for innovation; and
  • Strive for continuous improvement to meet the changing requirements of the
    information environment and needs of Library users.