Vision and Core Values

The UCBA Library endeavors to create meaningful connections through collaboration and creativity, inclusive spaces, and diverse experiences that build confidence and learning that will last a lifetime.

Our Vision

The UCBA Library will be a holistic center of learning with innovative, universally-designed spaces that create a welcoming and energized environment for all. As a key touchpoint, we partner with all students to ensure success, growth, and graduation by providing a forward-thinking approach to the 21st century information landscape. By breaking down barriers and boldly creating new standards, our team is recognized as collaborative leaders and integral partners in research, teaching, and learning.

We will embrace innovation and defy perceptions.

Our Core Values


The UCBA Library is committed to fostering and building collaborative relationships with university faculty, students, and staff. We facilitate and contribute to the shared goal of increasing the access to and exchange of information and ideas. We believe in open paths of communication and welcome continuous feedback to improve and adapt to the changing needs of our diverse users.


We value diversity and strive every day to create a welcoming, inclusive environment that recognizes, appreciates, and respects each individual.


We are committed to advancing information literacy using a learner-centered, innovative approach to teaching that builds on experiences and encourages growth, responsibility, and independence in a complex and dynamic information environment.


The UCBA Library is committed to building strong relationships with our diverse community through expert services and support that encourages and empowers library users. We seek and act on continuous feedback to understand individual and community needs in order to provide a proactive, high-quality, and responsive library experience.

Operational Excellence

The UCBA Library team strives to maintain a culture of efficiency, productivity, and reliability, while making time to both celebrate successes and learn and grow from failures. As dedicated and resourceful professionals, we value continuous improvement and innovation in a positive, adaptive, and collaborative environment.