Dean's Welcome Message
Welcome to Binghamton University Libraries!
Our mission is to provide the University with high-quality collections, services and spaces for research and academic achievement. With our three library locations as well as our supporting space of the Annex, we strive to provide Binghamton students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members with access to reliable information.
We encourage you to visit us in person or access our resources online and we hope our services provide safe and welcoming spaces to create new knowledge and engage with others to share and collaborate on your own learning journey. However you connect with our collections or spaces, we hope you view the Libraries as an active collaborator for your academic success.
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The Libraries provide our University community with high-quality collections, services and spaces for research and academic achievement.
The Libraries serve as the premier University destination that advances research, learning and academic growth for all.
Three core values serve as guiding principles about how the Libraries intend to operate.
In service to Binghamton University: The Libraries are part of a larger institution, and in service to the University mission. Our goals and strategies are aligned with the University in our support of academic teaching, learning,research and in the preservation and development of collections.
Investment in organizational culture: The Libraries recognize the importance of investing in a culture where we work collaboratively, regardless of functional area or position. We want the Libraries to be a place where people enjoy working and where we respect each other’s roles as members of one team. This means being proactive about how we approach communication, collaboration, IDEA, accountability and transparency.
Intentional about IDEA: The Libraries cultivate an environment of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) to validate the lived experience of those we work with and serve. Our definitions are as follows:
- Inclusion: The act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and is welcomed, represented, present, respected, supported and valued to fully participate.
- Diversity: Representation in staffing, content, materials, environments, aesthetics, perspectives, methods and knowledge.
- Equity: Equitable access to opportunities, outcomes and treatment sustained through systems and structures; absence of marginalization; recognizes the rights of all, both internal and external to the Libraries.
- Accessibility: All patrons can engage in the services, offerings and opportunities in all formats including digital, physical and in-person. All Libraries’ employees have assured a working environment that dismantles barriers to access and provides creative, reasonable accommodations.