TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

Mission Statement

Encouraging discovery through our resources, services, and space.

Pickler Memorial Library fulfills its mission by:

  • developing, organizing, and preserving quality collections in various formats
  • supporting the teaching, study and research activities of  the Truman State University community
  • providing service to and teaching users to locate, obtain, and evaluate information
  • making a commitment to continual assessment


We value friendly, courteous service that is easily accessible to all who use the Library and its resources. We value service that is flexible, personal, and fair and is grounded with a user-centered focus.  We value our users’ right of privacy.

We value freedom of inquiry for all Library users.  We value student and faculty success as a primary goal.  We value scholarship, research and lifelong learning for the Truman community and – we value the Library as both an academic and cultural center that promotes outreach to all who may benefit from the Library’s resources.  We value the missions of the Library and the University and we encourage discovery and collaboration as ways of engaging students and ensuring their success.


We value staff, their creativity, flexibility and openness to change and their ability to anticipate and respond in a rapidly changing environment.

Strategic Plan 2009-2011

Learning Commons Services Committee Report -February 2010 (Updated January 2011)

Encouraging Discovery