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Mission: Mission Statement


The Aubrey R. Watzek Library advances intellectual inquiry at Lewis & Clark through our collections, people and spaces.


The Aubrey R. Watzek Library will:

  • offer exceptional service based on the information needs of Lewis & Clark students, faculty, staff;

  • provide a safe, welcoming and accessible environment with spaces conducive to individual study and collaborative learning;

  • create opportunities for Lewis & Clark students to build skills, make discoveries and engage in creative endeavors;

  • develop collections and programming that inspire curiosity, support an evolving curriculum and represent diverse voices;

  • participate in local, national, and global information-sharing networks to enhance the resources available to our community and to disseminate Lewis & Clark’s intellectual and creative work to wider audiences;

  • explore innovative approaches to library collections, scholarly communication, and information literacy in collaboration with students, faculty and staff.


  • Critical Inquiry

  • Intellectual Freedom

  • Equity and Inclusion

  • Privacy and Confidentiality

  • Stewardship and Preservation

Adopted 3 January 2017, updated 10 November 2020.