The OHSU Library advances the effective, efficient, and ethical use of information in support of education, research, and healthcare.


In service of our mission, the Library will:

  • Cultivate a physical and virtual environment that fosters discovery and collaboration.
  • Teach skills and develop tools to navigate, interpret, and analyze the information landscape.
  • Prepare students for success by advancing research, evidence-based practice, and lifelong learning.
  • Stimulate, disseminate, and preserve OHSU scholarly output to better facilitate research and improve health outcomes for the local, regional, and global society.


    We join the entire OHSU community in our shared values of transparency, diversity, quality and service excellenceAdditionally, the Library values of community, equity, integrity and life-long learning, which guide our work, are described below:   

    • Community —We engage with our many communities, listen to their ideas and needs, and advocate to improve their experiences at OHSU; collaboration is one of the ways we grow together as a community.  
    • Equity —We respect differences and strive to provide equitable access to services and resources and an inclusive environment that meets the needs of our diverse communities. 
    • Integrity —We establish trust and transparency with our users through our commitment to providing resources and services that are reliable, ethical, and sustainable.
    • Life-long learning —We encourage and support our community members in learning, creating, and sharing knowledge through inclusive and accessible information literacy practices.

    Values updated May 10, 2022