24 Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM®). The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all US health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Division of Specialized Information Services creates information resources and services covering toxicology, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, outreach to underserved and special populations, drugs and household products, and disaster/emergency preparedness and response. Included in the Libraries’ (and university’s) values and mission statements and referenced in multiple categories, not as a distinct item. It is explicitly included in our strategic plan and values. It is included in several of our goals within our strategic directions also, it is included in the Information Literacy Committee charge. It is part of our student success goals in the strategic plan. Many of our other initiatives and goals are engagement-based and contain outreach components. In our organization all faculty are expected to include outreach in their jobs. NARA as a whole addresses outreach in its overall mission and vision. Our foundation for outreach derives directly from our university’s academic plan and “Eyes High” strategic mission. Outreach and engagement are not addressed in our mission/vision statements, but they are in our Strategic Roadmap. Outreach falls under the “Connect” category in our Strategic Directions for FY2018–2020. It is described as “Expand intersections and connections between students, faculty, and University & Library staff.” Outreach is articulated in our campus mission/vision statements. Various campus libraries and units have outreach explicitly called out in their respective vision and/or mission statements. Outreach is also integral to the role of liaison librarians, and included in their position descriptions. Outreach is best articulated in our strategic directions. Outreach is coupled with instruction in our library’s strategic plan, under Goal 3: “Develop and strengthen the library’s information literacy instruction and outreach to support education and research at all levels of the university,” and in Goal 3, Object 2: “Strengthen and expand relationships with our constituents by promoting our expertise through partnerships with campus units and the community.” Outreach is implicitly included in our vision and values, where it is connected to values around communication and partnership and collaboration. Some units in the library also have mission and vision statements that include outreach. The library is deeply engaged in the research, teaching, and learning at the university. The mission statement refers to “connecting communities, within and beyond the university.” More detail about engagement is included in the “engage with communities” section of the library’s strategic plan. The vision statement will have outreach and engagement explicitly included. This statement is a work- in-progress. We do not have a vision statement specific to outreach and engagement, but this is addressed in our statement of strategic actions and operating principles. We have a library mission statement to be the “indispensable hub of discovery, learning, and creativity” at our university. In addition, our instruction program also has a mission statement: The University
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