Library Vision and Mission
RMIT University Library is a creative partner in the achievement of the University’s teaching, learning and research goals
- acquiring, organising and promoting seamless connections
- to worldwide recorded knowledge
- for RMIT staff and students
- at the place and time of their choice
- and with strengths in subject areas relevant to RMIT
RMIT University Library will be:
- an innovative university library aligned with the goals
of an innovative university
- engaged with University goals and strategies
partnered with academic and other University staff
to achieve those goals
- creative in finding new solutions and new ways of operating
It will contribute directly to teaching outcomes by being a leader in the integration of information provision within flexibly delivered, borderless education programs
It will contribute directly to learning outcomes by being at the forefront in the development of integrated information literacy programs for lifelong learning, creativity, practicality, a global imagination and ongoing professional development
It will contribute directly to research outcomes by being the first choice in the search for knowledge which is industry relevant, client and community responsive and oriented to address real world research outcomes
Teaching and Learning
To educate students who demonstrate leadership and can contribute creatively, critically and responsibly to their professions, vocations, employers and the community in an
international and local context.
Research and Development
To undertake outcome-related research and development in our areas of demonstrated research excellence, and to support innovation to underpin future economic and social
development in the communities in which RMIT operates
To assist individual students achieve their academic, personal development and career goals
To ensure the long term viability and sustainability of the University
To ensure that the infrastructure and information, management and administrative services and systems enhance the performance of the University’s core functions
Innovations and Services
Promote innovative use of information resources by linking information provision with learning programs, from the stage of the design of those programs through to their completion
In partnership with other University staff, teach students to become information literate as basis for career long learning and real world problem solving
Increase knowledge base available to researchers for the development of new knowledge, by using IT to improve access to information worldwide.
Students and Customers
Provide learning environments which are integrated with client-focused services, and which enhance effective learning and fairness for all customers.
Recruit, support develop and retain skilled and committed staff, ensuring that they work in an enriching and stimulating environment, free from discrimination.
Return on Investment
Maximise investment in library resources to ensure they correspond with the learning and research needs of the University.