U.S. Military Academy Library

Mission, Vision, and Goals 

 

This Library Policy Operating Memorandum is maintained by the office of the Librarian and Associate Dean, USMA.
Effective 1 July 2016

Purpose

The United States Military Academy Library defines a mission, vision, and goals for all activities.

Mission

The United States Military Academy Library empowers our cadets, faculty, and staff to be leaders of distinction in scholarship and research by providing:

  • teaching and expertise in the discovery and application of scholarly information; 
  • access to information supporting the curriculum and independent research; 
  • a place to engage with knowledge, ideas, and one another.

Vision

The United States Military Academy Library embraces and advances scholarship, research, and excellence through information service in a digital world while equipping future leaders and scholars for the Army and the nation.

Goals

The United States Military Academy Library:

  • Partners with faculty and staff to equip cadets with the information fluency skills to conduct meaningful scholarship while becoming life-long learners, critical thinkers, and effective leaders. (Supports the Office of the Dean strategic goal #1 - Cadet Excellence) 
  • Acquires, makes available, and maintains outstanding academic information resources designed to support the curriculum. (Supports the Office of the Dean strategic goal #2 - Excellence in Education and Enrichment Opportunities) 
  • Offers a collaborative, engaging place for scholarship, study, and the pursuit of academic excellence. (Supports the Office of the Dean strategic goal #6 - Effective Operations and Infrastructure) 
  • Curates and shares the story and history of West Point and the Academy with the world. (Supports Office of the Dean strategic goal #5 - Innovative and Responsive Intellectual Capital) 
  • Delivers timely and effective digital and place-based service to support study, scholarship, and intellectual development. (Supports the Office of the Dean strategic goal #2 - Excellence in Education and Enrichment Opportunities) 
  • Builds and maintains a robust, diverse suite of digital tools and infrastructure to support innovative academic information service. (Supports the Office of the Dean strategic goal #6 - Effective Operations and Infrastructure) 
  • Studies and shares the effectiveness, impact, and value of information services to support the mission of USMA. (Supports Office of the Dean strategic goal #5 - Innovative and Responsive Intellectual Capital) 
  • Develops and manages human and financial resources to support delivery of outstanding information service. (Supports the Office of the Dean strategic goal #3 - Faculty and Staff Excellence) 

Proponent

The proponent for this Dean’s Policy Operating Memorandum is the Librarian and Associate Dean, USMA, USMA Library, Office of the Dean, MADN-LIB, x3833.

Linked Documents

LPOM 1-1: Mission, Vision and Goals