Musselman Library Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement

Musselman Library empowers our community of learners to discover and engage with the world’s collected knowledge, to explore creative and intellectual pursuits, and to actively participate in research and scholarship. We are dedicated to encouraging critical and imaginative thinking, promoting lifelong learning, and supporting teaching and learning through partnerships and collaboration.

Vision Statement

Musselman Library is the intellectual center of campus.  Our collections, services, and spaces support Gettysburg College’s strong tradition of a liberal arts education by

  • providing expertise and services that exceed expectations, curating dynamic collections in support of academic and creative interests, and creating spaces in which to engage in research, scholarship, and independent and collaborative study,
  • anticipating and responding to the evolving information landscape and changes in scholarly communication and technology,
  • advocating for intellectual freedom, open access to scholarship, and the responsible and ethical use of information, and
  • inspiring our community to create and share knowledge.