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The Library's Mission and Strategic Directions are informed by its core Values and Vision.
The Cal Maritime Library supports the mission and programs of the academy through the acquisition and management of academic information resources, the development of information fluency, and the provision of excellent service to campus community.
Establish visible and proactive public services
Instruct members of the campus community
Preserve maritime knowledge for future generations
Provide access to essential information resources through onsite collections, electronic networks, and cooperative agreements
Ensure information access to users by using information technology creatively and judiciously
Encourage growth and achievements of library staff
Play an active role in Cal Maritime affairs
Contribute to the library profession and to the advancement of knowledge
The Cal Maritime Library is committed to certain core values:
the advancement of learning and literacy
the cause of intellectual freedom
the right to freedom of inquiry
unfettered access to recorded knowledge and information
The Cal Maritime Library strives to be a pre-eminent maritime library with exceptional holdings in the areas of marine engineering, marine technology, and marine transportation. We also aspire to be a model teaching library that is central to the curriculum of the academy, providing access to well-balanced general collections. Furthermore, we intend to be a state-of-the-art library that wisely applies the newest technologies and techniques in the delivery, collection, and preservation of information services and resources.