Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategy


Creating connections in the heart of campus.


The library will be integral to learning and research experiences across our communities.


To support a culture of respect and service across campus and our communities, the Van Pelt and Opie Library staff promise a welcoming atmosphere and access to information and resources for all patrons. Our library staff ensure patrons have positive and seamless experiences that empower them to use our resources and services.

We CARE about our patrons and are dedicated to providing excellent service through Communication, Appreciation, Respect and Empowerment.

Current Strategic Plan

The J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library’s 2020-2022 Strategic Plan consists of five goals and their supporting strategic initiatives.