Through the synergy of its services, programs, spaces and policies, a revitalized and renovated Moffitt Library will provide campus with a unique intellectual and creative commons. Moffitt will be a place dedicated to fostering a vibrant community of scholarship and inquiry, and to catalyzing learning outside the classroom.
These principles are intended to be broad enough to encompass the categories of service, program, space, and policy . and not be specific to any one of them.
- To advance campus-wide goals related to teaching and learning
- To function as an integral, interdependent part of the University Library
- To attract and accommodate a clientele representing the full diversity of the campus community
- To provide a welcoming, healthful, and safe environment
- To provide a diverse range of work, study, and learning environments
- To foster informal interaction and intellectual exchange
- To attend to the library user's experience holistically, focusing on coherence and seamlessness
- To facilitate discovery and access to intellectual content wherever it resides, and regardless of format
- To engage undergraduates in the practices that define the scholarly community, and equip them to take part in the creation of knowledge at the core of the scholarly enterprise
- To support multidisciplinary discovery and learning, and interdisciplinary thinking and inquiry
- To hone responsiveness to broad curricular trends and support for learning experiences that help students achieve institutionally identified learning outcomes
- To encourage students to engage with the important social and cultural issues of our times
- To encourage and support experimental teaching, especially student-centered approaches that require deeper penetration into library collections and other information resources
- To maximize support for the 24 hour needs of our distributed learning community
- To optimize our library users' independence and self-sufficiency, while offering timely, efficient access to appropriate levels of support
- To be flexible and adaptive to changing work, study, and learning practices
- To be responsive to emerging standards and best practices identified by relevant professional organizations and accrediting agencies
- To operate on the principle of continuous assessment, with the agility to respond to unforeseen uses and evolving needs.