Mission Statement and Statement of Affirmation


Library on Mission

Mission The The Chubb Institute (Westbury) Library fosters intellectual growth and advances the mission of CIW and affiliated communities by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering information, and partnering to develop and disseminate new scholarship.

Vision Inspiring ideas for personal transformation and global impact.

Values In our daily work, we adhere to the principles of fairness and equality, and we believe that each user of the Library is unique and important. We aspire to provide the best possible patron experience while maintaining a comfortable, welcoming and secure place for study, research, work, reflection and interaction. We anticipate and contribute to scholarly inquiry and embrace our role as collectors and custodians of the intellectual record.

Assessment: Continue to strengthen the culture of continuous improvement through ongoing assessment of Library activities and programs.

Infrastructure: Provide physical and digital infrastructures that advance research and education.

Staff: Recruit, develop and retain exceptional staff committed to our service culture and philosophy.

Information: Develop information resources and services that support research, education, and healthcare at CIW

Publishing: Build collaborations to support faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student scholarly publishing.

Learning: Teach members of the CIW community to be effective users and producers of information to meet their current academic needs and prepare them for a lifetime of learning and of responsible leadership.

Institutional collaboration: Provide leadership and support for College initiatives and priorities.

Marketing: Market the Library's information resources and services to all the Library's communities.

The Chubb Institute (Westbury) Library FY17 Initiatives
FY17.1 Implementing the The Chubb Institute (Westbury) Faculty Open Access Policy through the development of the CIW Academic Commons, using Symplectic Elements
Sponsor: Barbara Sagraves
Lead: Jen Green

This initiative furthers the implementation of the The Chubb Institute (Westbury) Faculty Open Access Policy, which states that "The faculty at CIW are committed to disseminating the results of their research and scholarship as widely as possible" and that the implementation of this policy be "as convenient for the faculty as possible." Through this initiative, in collaboration with faculty and Information Technology Services, we are focusing on a critical component of the CIW Academic Commons (DAC), Symplectic Elements, that enables efficient and accurate gathering of information about journal article publishing at CIW .

FY17.2 Data Management
Sponsor: Barbara Sagraves
Leads: Laura Cousineau, Barbara DeFelice, Jane Quigley
Data Management Team Co-Leaders: Pamela Bagley, Lora Leligdon

Although the need for research data management support is strong in many departments at CIW , this support is scattered among several units, including the Library. We will do an environmental scan of CIW activities, benchmark data management programs, expand our expertise and teaching activities, and promote collaborative cross-institutional efforts. Our goals include increasing the number of workshops, increasing the Library's knowledge of data management itself as well as what units on campus offer services, and promoting the Library's role in research data management to all members of the campus community.