Our Vision, Mission, Principles, Values, and Priorities

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Our Principles
  • Accountable
  • Open
  • Responsive
  • Sustainable
  • Transparent
Our Values
  • Collaboration
  • Inclusivity
  • Innovation
  • Intellectual Freedom
  • Service
Our Mission
  • 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 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.

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

UAL is committed to fostering an environment that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. In order to achieve this, we are committed to developing a program that builds our collective knowledge and understanding of EDI, informs the ongoing development of our processes, programs and services, and highlights the diversity of our UAL and UAlberta communities.

Scholarly Communications

Access to a wide array of information and scholarship is fundamental to research and learning. UAL supports open, sustainable, and responsible models for ensuring a healthy and robust scholarly communications ecosystem.