Vision Statement

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


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.

Revised 2023

Library Mission

To advance Macalester’s Mission:

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.

Revised 2023