Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles
Colby College Libraries are knowledge-making ecosystems and experimental laboratories – places to invent, grow, observe, play, question, critique, and purposefully wander.
Colby College Libraries aspire to be intentional, emergent, and intersectional – collectively focused and fearlessly curious.
We are curious.
We are not neutral.
We teach and we learn.
We are happy collaborators.
We respect and defend privacy.
We know that discovery is not linear.
We embrace experimentation over repetition.
We believe knowledge is a right and a responsibility.
We encourage asking questions to facilitate exploration and wonder.
We recognize that information, objects, images, tools, and structures tell stories.