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Organization, Wellness & Development (OWD)

Library Vision & Value


The UT Arlington Libraries will provide transformational learning experiences through Creation, exploration and Innovation (CXI).  We will empower knowledge Creation, idea exploration, and learning Innovation through: transformative virtual and physical spaces, collaborations, collections, outreach, service, partnerships, and experiences.


we value ...

  • Community: We thrive in an atmosphere of mutual respect, collegiality, and acceptance.  We believe that the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff is a core strength of our University.
  • Learning, Discovery and Knowledge Creation: We value and contribute to the university's teaching and service mission.  We value and support the engagement of all Library staff in life-long learning, professional growth and development. We offer excellent collections, spaces, staffing and services that encourage knowledge creation and discovery.
  • Excellence: We strive to create extraordinary experiences for our users and colleagues. We make data-driven decisions.
  • Risk-taking and Innovation: We believe that quality innovation can only happen in a climate that fosters and rewards creativity, experimentation and risk-taking.
  • Transparency of Communication and Integrity of Action:  We engage in open discourse, disagree respectfully, and act with integrity and purpose.
  • Service: As information professionals, we offer user-centered libraries with prompt, responsive, and friendly service.  We value our ability to grow and change through anticipating and responding to our users’ evolving needs.
  • Collaboration: Our commitment to idea-sharing, open communication, teamwork and collaborative partnerships enriches our work and drives our success.
  • Flexibility:  In an environment of accelerating change in higher education, technology and libraries, flexibility is a critical skill for organizational success. We must be user, data and mission-driven, understanding our roles in the broad mission, critically reflecting on and adapting our performance as we learn and grow.

Library Strategic Imperatives

The Libraries’ will concentrate our efforts Around the 4 strategic imperatives below.


Increase the exposure to and awareness of the UT Arlington faculty and student publications and research.

Positively impact the academic and professional success of students and faculty.

Give UT Arlington students a competitive advantage through hands-on experience in iterative design and invention.

Foster collaboration and community building across disciplines which connect both online and residential students and faculty with each other, UT Arlington services, and local and global communities.

Library Departments

Librarian's Information

Antoinette Nelson's picture
Antoinette Nelson
Central Library
Office: 313