Library Vision, Mission, and Themes

Revised April 8, 2021


The vision of the Palomar College Library is to support the intellectual growth of all our students. The Palomar College Library is committed to taking antiracist action to ensure that our collection and services nurture the excellence of Black, Indigenous and Students of Color and are committed to helping students to successfully navigate diverse library communities.


The mission of Palomar College Library is to collaborate with all disciplines to empower and teach students to find, evaluate, and use information effectively. We will collect, organize, and maintain inclusive information in all its formats to support the intellectual growth of students and the professional needs of our faculty.


We seek to achieve our mission through five interrelated themes that define our commitment to excellence in education.


We seek to empower our students by providing all formats of inclusive information and instruction to elevate the quality of our students’ lives by increasing their ability to identify, evaluate, and use information.


We provide our students with lifelong learning skills and abilities to make reasoned choices in their personal, professional, and academic lives.


We evaluate the information seeking skills of our students. We continuously evaluate the library’s success in achieving its objectives.


We are cognizant of the fact that information provides the building blocks of knowledge. We provide our students with the relevant resources and proper instruction to discover new worlds of information and knowledge.


We will foster our students’ intellectual growth by offering sufficient and inclusive content in appropriate formats, and by providing a powerful and inclusive learning environment in the library.