UAMS Library Missions and Values
As a major biomedical information resource and partner in the mission
of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the UAMS Library
promotes the advancement of research, education and patient care for
UAMS and the state of Arkansas. To this end, the Library supports the
creation of new knowledge, the education of health professionals, life
long learning, timely access to information, and informed health care
Statement of Values: Elements of our Vision for UAMS Library
I. The UAMS Library is committed to meeting the information
needs of our users with a strong service orientation that is characterized
by responsiveness, professionalism, and effectiveness.
II. The UAMS Library as a workplace recognizes the importance
of the human values of respect, individualism, and consideration in all
dealings with each other and with users.
III. The UAMS Library provides an attractive and secure
environment that is conducive to study, work, research, and learning.
IV. The UAMS Library is a partner with other UAMS units
for the institutional mission with a strong commitment to collaboration,
cooperation, and coherent planning. The Library seeks out and responds
to the information needs of the units in this partnership.
V. The UAMS Library, in its role as the sole Resource
Library in Arkansas of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, identifies
and responds to the changing information needs of its local and remote
users through professional consultation, outreach programs, and the innovative
use of computer networks and evolving information technologies.
VI. The UAMS Library is committed to the enhancement of
staff expertise through the provision of opportunities to learn new skills
and keep pace with emerging information technologies.
VII. The UAMS Library is committed to the promotion of
intellectual freedom, the scholarly pursuit of knowledge, and the preservation
of unique resources.
VIII. The UAMS Library promotes universal access to information
and serves as a gateway to worldwide biomedical information for the UAMS
community, Arkansas health care professionals, and the people of Arkansas.
Approved July 1995