University Library Mission

UCSC Library Mission Statement

The University Library is the principal provider of scholarly information resources to the campus community. We work with faculty and students in the discovery, use and management of information that supports their research, teaching and learning.

UCSC Library Organizational Chart

 

UCSC Library Strategic Directions

 

1. The UC Santa Cruz Library facilitates discovery and access to scholarly information sources for the UC Santa Cruz community.
 

Outcome:

  • We have highly trained staff and shared policies on the use of our Integrated Library System.  We have confidence in our discovery and access tools for library collections.
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2. The UC Santa Cruz University Library supports the curation of UC Santa Cruz researchers’ unique data and scholarly output.
 

Outcome:

  • There is a shared understanding and clearly defined range of data management services and digital scholarship infrastructure that meet faculty and student needs.  We also have a shared understanding of the library's role in the Open Access Policy implementation.
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3. The Special Collections and Archives Department acquires, preserves, promotes and makes accessible rare and unique materials including archives, rare books, manuscripts, photographs and photographs supporting the research goals of the campus.
 

Outcome:

  • Access to rare and unique materials, especially the unusually strong collections of book history, fine press and artists' books, will be promoted by exhibits, public events and instruction.
  • Cataloging and digitization of primary resources on the history of UC Santa Cruz and the local region will both preserve and provide access to materials that are in high demand.
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4. The UC Santa Cruz University Library provides physical space, resources, and services that promote student success and support teaching, learning, and research.
 

Outcome:

  • We evaluate services based on user needs and budgetary constraints, as well as evolving technologies.
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January 2015