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Mission and Vision


We at Macalester’s DeWitt Wallace Library create an ecosystem of knowledge, ideas, experiences, and expertise that immerses our community in opportunities for inquiry, discovery, delight, and innovation.


We boldly champion curiosity and learning: about one’s self, each other, and everything around us.

Our Commitments

Through the lens of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, we:

  • Cultivate sustainable and user-centered collections, services, & spaces.
  • Seek outreach opportunities & promote active collaboration throughout our community to expand and extend our impact.
  • Foster multidirectional learning and ways of knowing, elevating the mutual exchange of experiences, ideas, and knowledge.
  • Enhance communication to highlight our existing expertise as well as expand and extend our impact on campus.
  • Nurture and develop library employees through professional development, building camaraderie, and valuing wellbeing.