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Values, Vision, and Mission


OU Libraries are committed to fostering:

  • Collaboration (leadership on campus, university service, contribution to initiatives)
  • Community (engagement, partnerships, library as place, outreach)
  • Creativity (culture of experimentation, risk-taking, curiosity, flexibility)
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (welcoming space, belonging, cultural awareness, barrier-free access)
  • Lifelong Learning (information literacy, research, intellectual rigor, public users)
  • Respect (recognition, kindness, empathy, privacy, dignity)
  • Stewardship (acquisition, organization and preservation of collections; intellectual freedom; professional best practices)
  • Sustainability (financial stability, continuity of resources, environmental care, employee well-being)

Adopted November 2021


Oakland University Libraries are the intellectual center of Oakland University. As leading advocates for knowledge equity, we advance student success and transform lives by inspiring discovery, creativity, research, and learning in an evolving information environment.

Adopted February 2022


Oakland University Libraries acquire, preserve, and disseminate knowledge through expertly curated collections. We offer engaging learning experiences and innovative, safe, and welcoming spaces for our diverse community. The University Libraries’ services and resources support student success, facilitate research, and promote lifelong learning.

Adopted February 2022

Created by Adriene Lim / Updated on November 8, 2018 by Adriene Lim

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