About Us Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Inspiring exploration, connection, and discovery.

  • We collaborate at the University of Alberta to advance teaching, learning and research.
  • We provide access to the past and present through collections, services, spaces and expertise.
  • Our work empowers learners scholars and researchers with local and global impact.

Together we shape the future.

Our Principles: Accountable | Open | Responsive | Sustainable | Transparent

Our Values: Collaboration | Inclusivity | Innovation | Intellectual Freedom | Service

Strategic Priorities (PDF)

Our Priorities

Preservation of Digital & Print

As a trusted steward of the scholarly record, University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) is committed to preserving the digital and print content of enduring value for long-term access.

Research Data Management

Good data management sustains, supports and inspires current and new scholarly research. UAL’s technological infrastructure and robust research services facilitates this lifecycle, from data collection and analysis to dissemination and potential reuse.

Student Experience

UAL is dedicated to enhancing students’ experience here at UAlberta. We do this through our people, services, spaces and collections, and in collaboration with a range of campus partners. We seek student feedback through our Student Library Advisory Committee and respond to changes.