Pollak Library Vision Statement

Vision Statement

The Pollak Library aims to become a model library, nationally recognized for innovative spaces, collections, services, tools, and programs that enable the academic success of our students; promote information literacy skills; fulfill the needs of our academic programs and scholarly activities; facilitate and encourage the systematic and serendipitous acquisition of knowledge; invite collaboration; and help interconnect its vibrant and diverse community of learners and scholars.

Graphic designed by library student assistant Carose Le (BFA, Graphic Design, 2015).

Pollak Library Values

Diversity and Inclusion

Pollak Library celebrates our differences and diverse perspectives. We are open to all, and all are welcome here regardless of race, color, national origin, socio-economic status / class, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy.


Pollak Library empowers campus and community users for personal and professional success by providing information resources and services needed. We support thoughtful and open communication to foster creativity, discovery, and imagination.

Collaboration and Global Outlook

Pollak Library encourages resource sharing and collaboration among CSU campuses, other libraries and institutions worldwide. We value a global outlook in our services, acquisitions, collections, instruction, and programming.

Integrity and Ethics

Pollak Library supports the rights of all campus and community users to privacy, freedom of expression, intellectual freedom, and access to available information resources. We carry out our work with collegiality, responsibility and accountability, treating one another with fairness, respect, and transparency.

Intellectual and Cultural Hub

Pollak Library provides a dynamic learning and research environment through library programming, instruction, and technology. We support the Library as a place for innovation, creation, publishing, collaboration, and community-building.

Quality and Improvement

Pollak Library advocates for a culture of continuous improvement. We practice high quality services and value meaningful assessment.


Pollak Library supports the principles of sustainability in infrastructure, energy, collections, purchasing, and technological choices. We ground our principles in the framework of environmental, economic, social, and cultural sustainability.