Our Vision

We will advance a flourishing society by empowering our community and the world to discover, create, and share knowledge.

Our Mission

We will provide world-class collections, services, and technologies to meet the dynamic needs of faculty, staff, students, and users in our local and global communities.

Our Values

Our values guide our day-to-day activities as well as the actions we take to achieve our mission and vision.  

  • Community
  • Learning
  • Stewardship
  • Accessibility
  • Inclusive Culture
  • Privacy and Security
  • Intellectual Freedom

The Iowa State University Library 2023-2031 Strategic Plan took nine months to complete and engaged a wide range of library stakeholders as well as nearly 50 library staff.  

Read the full document (PDF).