Kent State University, University Libraries

About Kent State University, University Libraries

For more than a century, University Libraries at Kent State has rooted and evolved to become a nationally recognized academic library among the best in the world. Our Vision To be regarded as essential for student, staff, faculty and community success. Our Mission To deliver unparalleled opportunities for success in learning, research and discovery to our users wherever they are in the world. Our Goals Promote a culture of more intentional diversity, equity and inclusion. Improve our student success-centered services and programs. Make our libraries more physically and virtually welcoming. Strategically enhance access to our collections. Responsibly manage the fiscal resources that enable us to improve our spaces, collections, services and programs. Our Service Values RESPECT Embrace our colleagues and users with honesty, professionalism and respect. EMPOWERMENT Inspire and teach students, faculty, staff and community to engage with University Libraries’ resources for academic and research success. INNOVATION Engage users in creative and critical thinking with new and appropriate information and technology resources. COLLABORATION Partner with the wider Kent State community and beyond to ensure student success. COMMUNICATION Actively and effectively communicate with respect and patience. FLEXIBILITY Be open to ideas, thoughts, and opinions that may differ from our own. STEWARDSHIP Sustain and responsibly manage our collections, spaces, relationships and finances.


Student worker

August 2018 Kent, OH
“Working around my class schedule and pay raise”
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