Comparisons of missions, visions, and structures of the libraries of the University of Arizona, Ohio State, Michigan State, Univeristy of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
UF Directions, Goals, and Objectives

University of Arizona

The University of Arizona Libraries and Center for Creative Photography advance the University's mission through the active contributions of knowledgeable staff who choose cost effective methods of acquiring, curating, managing, and connecting customers to information services and resources and providing education in their use.
The University of Arizona Libraries and Center for Creative Photography are a vital and exciting entry to a world of discovery and creativity for individuals and communities of scholars. We provide unlimited access to information in a customer-centered environment where traditional and emerging information services converge.
University Libraries' Vision includes a comprehensive look at the teams set up. The organizational structure is on page 6 of this document.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The University Library supports inquiry and learning at the university and for the people of North Carolina. Library collections, services, staff, and facilities further the university's mission. The library provides leadership in the development of scholarly communication systems and in the application of information technology to teaching, research and learning.

The University Library:
o Builds and preserves collections;
o Connects people with information and knowledge in and beyond the library's collections;
o Serves as an intellectual commons;
o Leads on campus and in the profession.
Organizational Structure
Strategic Goals: includes Mission, Vision, and Values
Library Directions (five year plan) includes long-range goals and principal objectives related to each one of their areas.
Ohio State
Mission, Vision Statement and Service Values

The Ohio State University Libraries are committed to meeting the diverse and changing information needs of the University's students, faculty, and staff, and to participating in resource sharing programs throughout Ohio and the world.

The Libraries' facilities, collections, services, instruction, and scholarship contribute to the University's attainment of excellence in teaching, research, and service.

To these ends, the Libraries collect, create, organize, manage, preserve, and provide access to information sources, and foster an environment conducive to academic inquiry, scholarly communication, creative achievement, and lifelong learning. (May 5, 1998)

Vision of Excellence
To be a world-class library system by providing outstanding resources and services.
Organization Chart
OSU library reports, including a self-study and program reviews, can be found at:
Michigan State University Mission Statement: As part of a major land grant/AAU institution, the Michigan State University Libraries support the University's mission of preservation, creation, transmission and application of knowledge. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence through diversity and pluralism. The Libraries are a partner in the multifaceted activities related to the University's mission, providing access to resources to serve the educational needs of the students, faculty and staff of MSU, the citizens of Michigan, and the University's national and international clientele. We accomplish this mission through broad, relevant and accessible collections, appropriate facilities and quality service by helpful and expert staff using current technologies, collaborative strategies, and expanding information networks. The Libraries advance the philosophy that a library is more than a collection of information and a knowledgeable staff; it is an essential facility where emerging and established scholars access information and gather in an atmosphere conducive to learning and other creative endeavors.
Organization chart

University of Minnesota
Addition documents

The University Libraries inspire learning and discovery through information resources, collaboration, and expertise.
The University Libraries are a strategic asset of the University, providing intellectual leadership and extraordinary information experiences toward the advancement of knowledge.
University of Wisconsin

Library system vision:
The University of Wisconsin libraries will provide library services and information
resources to make teaching, learning and research more productive and rewarding.
Madison Campus vision:
We are vital to the teaching, learning, research, and outreach mission of our great University.

Madison Campus Mission Statement
We meet the changing needs of the academic community by providing:
" Leadership for the selection, organization, access and preservation of sources of knowledge in all formats;
" Exemplary information services designed to fulfill the needs of a great public university;
" Inspirational environments for collaborative and individual discovery, study and learning.
Strategic Directions
The Wisconsin system has an interesting page on Coordinating Committees