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Mission Statement

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University Libraries mission is to provide information resources and services to meet the instructional, research, and outreach needs of UW students, faculty and staff regardless of location. UW Libraries is also open and available within the constraints of available resources to the citizen of Wyoming.

UW Libraries are physical as well as virtual places focused on learning in support of the educational, research, and outreach needs of current and future UW students, faculty, and staff. To contribute to learning, UW Libraries shall:

  • Create environments that foster reading, inquiry, critical thinking, and collaboration.

  • Collect and organize print, media, and online resources.

  • Create, store, and disseminate new information.

  • Integrate information literacy skills in the broader educational mission of the university.

  • Assist in locating specific information.

  • House collections in environments conducive to their use and preservation.

  • Collect and provide access to University of Wyoming and Wyoming State publications.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative agreements for interlibrary loan, shared purchasing, and services to our constituency.

  • Employ current information technology for access and delivery of resources and services.

  • Make their resources and expertise available to the state, the nation, and the world.

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