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Nelson Poynter Memorial Library Values
The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library values:
- The discovery, exchange, and development of ideas in a safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment.
- The rights of all individuals to mutual respect and the Association of College and Research Libraries’ “Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries (2012)”
- Professional self-reflection leading to an open-minded consideration of the latest and most innovative resources and technologies that are appropriate to enrich the research, preservation, and learning needs of our campus community.
- The principles of intellectual freedom and the American Library Association’s core documents, including the “Library Bill of Rights,” the “Freedom to Read Statement,” and the “Freedom to View Statement.”
- Open access to information and the work of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and other international agencies to promote it.
- Collaboration and creative partnerships for mutual benefit of USF, the Tampa Bay Library Consortium, community groups, and state and national cooperative agencies.
- The professional research, scholarship, and service contributions of the Poynter Library faculty and staff to the field of librarianship, the institution, and the academic community.
- A commitment to enhancing the intellectual and cultural life of St. Petersburg campus and the Tampa Bay region.