ECU Library Vision, Mission + Values

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Vision

The Library + Archives aspires to be a radical and empowering space that serves as the heart of ECU. We envision the Library + Archives as the place where students, faculty, staff, and the wider community deepen their creative knowledge and research practices, and make connections. The Library + Archives will be a humanising and fully accessible place where the responsive and relatable team prioritise trust-building and advocacy as they strive to meet community needs.

Mission

Our friendly and approachable Library + Archives team facilitates independent and collaborative creativity, knowledge-building and judgement-free inquiry by providing rich collections, thoughtful services, and welcoming spaces.

Core values

  • Accessibility: we work to create an environment which ensures that the diverse physical, psychosocial and emotional needs of our community are met.

  • Anti-racism: we work to identify and eliminate the systemic racism inherent in our policies and practices.

  • Care: we demonstrate respect and empathy for each other and the community.

  • Community: we promote relationship building, reciprocity, and collaboration.

  • Decolonization and Reconciliation: we strive to dismantle harmful colonial systems and structures while developing respectful reciprocal relationships with Indigenous community members and our host nations.

  • Sustainability: we endeavour to be sustainable in our work practices, systems and relationships, and be part of the solution for climate justice.


(Collaboratively generated with all members of the ECU Library team between August 2022 and January 2023)