TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University



Encouraging discovery through our resources, services, and space

The library fulfills its mission by:

  • Supporting the teaching, study and research activities of the Truman State University community

  • Teaching users to locate, obtain, and evaluate information, and assisting them in adapting to changes in information platforms and methods of access

  • Providing an environment in support of individual and collaborative learning

  • Developing, organizing, preserving and making accessible quality collections in various formats

  • Designing and maintaining physical space and an online presence that facilitate learning, research, and study

  • Making a commitment to continual assessment




The library values service that:

  • Is timely and easily accessible to all who use the Library and its resources

  • Respects our users’ right of privacy

  • Is flexible, personal, courteous, and fair

  • Is grounded with a user-centered focus


The library values:

  • Freedom of inquiry for all library users

  • Student and faculty success as a primary goal

  • Scholarship, research, and lifelong learning for the Truman community

  • The library as both an academic and cultural center that promotes outreach to all who may benefit from its resources

  • The missions of the library and the university

  • Discovery and collaboration as ways of engaging students and ensuring their success


The library values staff and their creativity, flexibility, willingness to collaborate, and their ability to anticipate and respond to a changing environment.


Strategic Plan

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


Encouraging Discovery