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Mission & Vision

Vision Statement

Lila D. Bunch Library empowers the Belmont community in the pursuit of knowledge and creativity by providing innovative resources and services for intellectual discovery in a collaborative, inclusive environment.

Mission Statement

Lila D. Bunch Library is an essential partner in the University's mission to empower the Belmont community to engage and transform the world. We will be a catalyst for the discovery, creation, and dissemination of knowledge by

  • Creating a welcoming and secure space for study, research, and collaboration in an environment that fosters intellectual freedom and the open exchange of ideas.
  • Teaching digital and information literacy skills with innovative pedagogies, preparing students for a complex information environment. 
  • Supporting student and faculty research through all stages of the scholarly communication process.
  • Building and curating robust and unique collections, which reflect a diverse array of viewpoints and experiences, in order to enhance the student learning experience and attract leading scholars.