The Goucher College Library’s mission is to provide comprehensive resources and services in support of the research, teaching and learning needs of the Goucher College community. The library develops collections that support the learning and teaching objectives of a strong academic institution; organizes and provides intellectual and physical access to materials; and guides members of the community towards the acquisition of research and technical skills that facilitate use of the local collection and information resources worldwide.
Success - We value progress and achievement in the Goucher community, and pledge to do all that we can to help our students, faculty, and staff succeed. We celebrate success as a way to recognize quality work and to showcase and demonstrate the highest levels to which we all aspire.
Unparalleled Service - We value partnerships with faculty, students, and staff across campus to enhance the College’s effectiveness. We continually strive to innovate and build new models of service to best meet the needs of our users.
Stewardship - We are committed to the development and preservation of a collection in all formats that both supports the curriculum and expands its boundaries. We are intent stewards of the college’s history.
Quest for Knowledge - We value the quest for human knowledge in all its forms. We value the teaching and learning process by which knowledge is disseminated and acquired, and we value the creative process required to produce new thought.
Diversity and Inclusion - We value and appreciate differences: of opinion, perspective, culture, race, socioeconomic status, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, and physical ability.
Love of Learning - We are intellectually curious and expect to continue to learn, grow, and develop throughout our lives. We do this by reading, through engagement in professional development, by learning from each other, and through access to cultural activities. We seek to instill the appreciation for lifelong learning in all of our library users.