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Mission and Vision

Mission

The University of Tennessee Libraries enrich and advance our community, the nation, and the world by providing expertise and leadership in accessing, creating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge.

Guiding Principles

In order to achieve our mission, the UT Libraries’ faculty and staff commit to:

  • Serve our users with excellence and compassion;
  • Encourage innovation, creativity and strategic risk-taking;
  • Foster a diverse and inclusive environment marked by integrity and civility;
  • Act as a good steward of our collections, resources, and space;
  • Ensure equitable access to information; and
  • Build partnerships that advance learning, scholarship, and community.

Vision Statement

The University of Tennessee Libraries is an indispensable partner to every member of the Volunteer community as they discover and advance knowledge, engage with society, and strive for excellence.

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