Quinn Library Mission,
Vision, and Values
Quinn Library provides
excellent service, education, and resources to all of our stakeholders –
faculty, staff, students, and community members – by creating
opportunities for transformative intellectual and cultural exchange and
affording access to an exceptional special collection.
Quinn Library will be a point of pride for the OU-C campus and wider
EXEMPLARY SERVICE: The library holds paramount the provision of
exemplary service to faculty, students, staff, and community members as
they seek information in pursuit of their intellectual goals.
RETENTION: The library lends significant support to university
retention efforts through the empowerment of all of our students by
giving them the tools to achieve success through information literacy
COLLABORATION: As a fundamentally co-curricular entity, the library
recognizes the synergistic benefits of collaboration with other
organizations and university units.
INNOVATION: The library strives toward the employment of the latest
innovations in methods and technologies to best serve our patrons.
ENCOURAGEMENT OF DEVELOPMENT: The library supports the inherent
potential of our region by encouraging the development of social,
economic and cultural capital through outreach and civic engagement.
RESPONSIBILITY TO STEWARD: The library takes on the responsibility to
steward both the informational tools of the mind and the intellectual
life that employs those tools.
EQUAL ACCESS: The library supports the development of critical thinking
skills through the provision of equal access for all library
stakeholders to information from divergent points of view.
library recognizes the necessity of assessment as a critical component
of all initiatives