Library Values

LIBRARY VALUES

In all our interactions, we are guided by the following values:-

Knowledge

  • We encourage the process of learning, research and teaching.
  • We anticipate and contribute to scholarly inquiry.
  • We promote the Library as both a real and virtual extended classroom.
  • We embrace our role as collectors, custodians and disseminators of the scholarly and intellectual record.

Service

  • Believe that each and every user of the Library is unique and important.
  • We evolve to meet the changing needs of the Library and its diverse users.
  • We maintain a comfortable, welcoming and secure place for study, research, scholarly discussion and interaction.

Quality

  • We commit ourselves to excellence.
  • We seek out the best staff and resources to accomplish our goals and mission.
  • We support and believe on individual growth and organisational development.
  • We work diligently to exceed and meet the expectations of our users.

Integrity

  • We relate to each other with honesty and candor.
  • We adhere to the principles of fairness, justice and equality in our work.
  • We promote the highest standards of our profession, including open and equitable access to information.
  • We demonstrate a strong work ethic, taking responsibility for our actions, keeping our word, and following through on our commitments.

Respect

  • We treat everyone with equal consideration and courtesy.
  • We encourage differences in perspective, opinions and ideas.
  • We consider the needs of others.

Communication

  • We engage in open and honest communication at all levels.
  • We recognize the importance of Library-wide participation.
  • We share information and solicit opinions about decisions that affect the success and promotion of the Library.