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Vision, Mission, & Values


Molstead Library will be...

  • An institutional supporter of the vision articulated in the North Idaho College Strategic Plan.
  • A knowledge-centered institution that embraces innovation and flexibility in response to campus and community needs.
  • A dynamic partner in the educational experience that provides a welcoming environment for students and staff engaged in research and instruction at North Idaho College.
  • A comprehensive community college library that is a regional leader in setting the standards for library/information access and services.


Molstead Library...

  • Supports the Mission of North Idaho College as articulated in its Strategic Plan.
  • Encourages information literacy, critical thinking, and the acquisition of knowledge by providing access to diverse materials and current information technologies; and by also providing instruction in the use and evaluation of those materials and technologies.
  • Selects, purchases, classifies, organizes, stores, retrieves, interprets and teaches the use of print, audio-visual, microfilm, electronic, and Web-based information to support North Idaho College's curricula and to encourage lifelong learning and enhance the quality of life for students, staff, and the community served by North Idaho College.


Molstead Library believes in...

Supporting the values articulated in the North Idaho College Strategic Plan in addition to the following:

  • Ensuring Service Commitment and Excellence:  Molstead Library strives to provide the highest level of service to all library users through the acquisition and organization of appropriate resources, the hiring and retention of highly trained staff, and the implementation of fair and comprehensive policies. Molstead Library provides equitable access to resources and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all information requests.
  • Protecting Privacy: Molstead Library upholds and protects patron's rights to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought, borrowed, acquired, and/or transmitted.
  • Upholding Intellectual Freedom:  Molstead Library champions the principles of intellectual freedom and resists all efforts to censor library resources by supporting the American Library Association's Freedom to Read and Library Bill of Rights documents.
  • Honoring Copyright:  Molstead Library recognizes and respects intellectual property rights and fair use of copyrighted materials.
  • Furthering Professional Excellence:  Molstead Library strives for excellence in library service by maintaining and enhancing professional knowledge and skills, and by supporting appropriate training and continuing education for all library staff.
  • Supporting a Team Environment:  Molstead Library administers its services, programs, and management decisions in a team environment that fosters and encourages the participation of all library staff.

Last Updated: 11/11/21.