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Mission & Vision

The Upstate Health Sciences Library is a core service supporting students and employees across all Upstate Colleges, Programs, Centers of Excellence, and Clinical Locations. 

Our Mission

Through its exemplary customer services, the Upstate Health Sciences Library ensures the discoverability and accessibility of the information resources needed to promote a healthy community.

Our Vision

The Upstate Health Sciences Library will excel at developing and providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet information needs. We will be our communities' vital partner in discovery.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Health Sciences Library is committed to maintaining an inclusive organization that celebrates people with a variety of backgrounds and beliefs. We strive to create a professional community where members of all backgrounds feel welcome and supported and have the opportunity to share their own experiences. We work hard to ensure that our Library is diverse and inclusive: one that is welcoming of new ideas, different backgrounds, perspectives, talents and abilities, and one that treats all with dignity and respect and embraces diversity, including age, differing abilities, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status. Everyone belongs.

We do this by:

  • Actively recruiting team members who represent diverse backgrounds;
  • Actively listening and responding to the needs and concerns of our community members; and
  • Leading & participating in professional and University sponsored diversity, equity, & belonging initiatives.

SUNY Academic Libraries' Commitment to Diversity

Academic Libraries within the State University of New York system embrace the responsibility of curating spaces, providing services and resources that support our communities equitably, and foster belonging. In keeping with SUNY’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion mission, SUNY Libraries are committed to continually raising cultural awareness, sustaining transformation, and working to champion initiatives that support individual expression.