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Allen Memorial Library Policies and Procedures Manual: AML Mission, Vision, and Priorities

a collection of all policies and procedures for the VCSU Allen Memorial Library


Allen Memorial Library supports the discovery, evaluation, and creation of knowledge in a learner-centered environment.


Allen Memorial Library is committed to serving as the knowledge center of the VCSU campus by providing user-centered services, facilities, and collections to foster a collaborative and innovative learning environment and promote student success.


  • Support the university’s vision of delivering distinctive, learner-centered experiences
  • Promote critical thinking, inquiry, and intellectual engagement
  • Provide high-quality resources, information literacy instruction, and reference services to all members of the VCSU community, both on-campus and online
  • Collect and promote a diverse array of learning materials and resources
  • Serve as a student-focused destination for reference, research, collaboration, and study

VCSU Mission and Vision


Valley City State University is a public, regional university offering exceptional programs in an active, learner-centered community that promotes meaningful scholarship, ethical service, and the skilled use of technology. As an important knowledge resource, the University offers programs and outreach that enrich the quality of life in North Dakota and beyond. Through flexible, accessible, and innovative baccalaureate and master's programs, VCSU prepares students to succeed as educators, leaders, and engaged citizens in an increasingly complex and diverse society.


As an innovative university, we deliver distinctive, learner-centered experiences.

  • Deliver a quality educational experience in an engaging, innovative culture and a technology-enhanced environment.
  • Serve the best interests of our students, region, and society.
  • Lead effectively in applying information media technologies for learning.
  • Promote the appreciation of diversity and inclusion to enrich the quality of thought, discussion, and learning.
  • Award degrees in education, business, and the liberal arts and sciences.
  • STUDENT-FOCUSED: We place students at the center of all decisions.
  • INNOVATIVE: We try new things to help create the future.
  • LEARNING-CENTERED: We develop and sustain a culture of lifelong learning.
  • COLLABORATIVE: We work synergistically to advance our mission.
  • ENGAGED: We actively participate in the collective work of the university.