Transcending Borders: The SDSU Library Strategic Plan, 2022–2025

Mission, Vision, & Values


The University Library enriches and extends the distinctive opportunities for learning, scholarship, and engagement at San Diego State University by building and providing access to collections, services, and spaces that fuel the innovation and impact characteristic of a public research university serving a diverse community on the border of the United States and Mexico.


The University Library promotes innovation in learning, scholarship, and creative activities at San Diego State University and is committed to supporting and sustaining critical information literacy and social justice as indispensable components of a free and informed democracy. The University Library is an essential partner with campus colleagues in curricular and co-curricular endeavors and collaborates with cultural heritage organizations in San Diego and around the world to design and implement inclusive practices in the stewardship of collections and provision of services.


We, the employees of the San Diego State University Library, are guided in our work by a shared belief in the core values of librarianship as well as by the SDSU Principles of Community that reflect our distinctive commitments as a community engaged, border-connected Hispanic-Serving and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution located on Kumeyaay land. These include:

  • Collaboration
  • Community Engagement
  • Creativity and Curiosity
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
  • Intellectual Freedom
  • Innovation and Experimentation
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Service
  • Social Justice
  • Stewardship
  • Sustainability