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UIC UNIVERSITY LIBRARY STRATEGIC PLAN DRAFT February 1 2006 Section 1 Purpose Mission Statement The UIC University Library is central to the intellectual life of the University The Library supports enhances and collaborates in the education research and service activities of the University by Ensuring that users have access to a broad and diversified range of scholarly resources both through its own rich collection of materials and through its collaborations with other institutions Collecting organizing disseminating and preserving rare and unique scholarly and institutional resources for the use of scholars and researchers worldwide Providing expertise that fosters discovery and collaborative learning Instructing students and supporting faculty as they pursue learning and research ensuring that they acquire information competencies that will be of value throughout their personal and professional lives Conducting original research that contributes to the overall understanding of library and information science and Engaging in outreach to the community Through a process of continuous evaluation and improvement the Library strives to meet the highest standards of excellence in service to the University and the community 1 Vision The UIC Library aspires to exemplify the model of an urban academic research library to serve as an engaged provider of information services to students faculty staff and the community while remaining an integral partner in the teaching research and patient care mission of the University We will be a welcoming place for students faculty and researchers to engage in information seeking and collaborative learning projects We seek to advance the intellectual pursuits of scholars and citizens and be the primary resource for health care providers and consumers seeking health information resources We will be recognized as the premier research collection on the history government and culture of the City of Chicago and its region the premier public

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