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About Us: Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

The Richard E. Bjork Library at Stockton University supports a collaborative and inclusive learning community of students, staff, and faculty by advancing curiosity, technology, and research skills, through expert curation and access to authoritative resources, innovative instruction for information literacy, and welcoming spaces for all.

Our Vision

The Richard E. Bjork Library seeks to spark curiosity and learning and to advance inclusive community growth, access, success, and cultural understanding at the University.

Our Values: "C.R.E.A.T.E."

Community: We are “…committed to building a diverse and respectful community that values individual and group/social differences of race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex/gender…disability.” (From Stockton University's Statement on Diversity)

Resources: We value the curation of authoritative resources for all—including those that are one of a kind or difficult to preserve—to assist stakeholders in their search for knowledge.

Education: We support curiosity and learning success for all through information literacy, source evaluation, and search instruction.

Accessibility: We advance the availability of resources and services in multiple formats to all community members to empower their knowledge and success.

Technology: We encourage proficiency in current search and find, assistive, and other learning technologies to support community members to manage learning content.

Expertise: We continually expand our knowledge and evaluate resources, technology, and staffing to ensure a quality library user experience.