Strategic Plan: 2016-2021

Our Strategic Plan

The Library Team has implemented a strategic plan for 2016-2021, which can be viewed here. Dr. Joel Hoomans from the School of Business led the team through the entire strategic planning process, which included creating a new Vision, Mission, Mission Motto and Core Values. The Action Plan has been aligned with both the Roberts Wesleyan College Strategy Map, the Northeastern Seminary Strategic Map, and the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education.


The B. Thomas Golisano Library is an asset that will increasingly add vitality and value by serving the diverse multigenerational learning community of Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary.  We will accomplish this by:

  • Providing unprecedented access to information that leverages cutting-edge collections, systems, technologies, and facilities
  • Championing excellence in the information literacy efforts of the college
  • Ensuring an atmosphere that is conducive to study, reflection and fun-infused learning


The B. Thomas Golisano Library supports the mission, educational goals, and curricula of Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary by partnering with people in information exploration.  We accomplish this by providing:

  • Opportunities to discover new and critical information and services
  • Service that demonstrates a commitment to Christian values
  • Collaborative spaces to enjoy

Mission Motto

Your partner in information exploration!

Core Values

  • Faith – We seek to contribute to the College’s Mission, which is anchored in foundational assumptions of spiritual formation and service. Christian faith is at the center of all we do.

  • Family – We resemble a family, enjoying close relationships and fellowship within. We invite students into our family to encourage an engaged campus culture, beginning with our student workers.

  • Integrity – We uphold high standards of librarianship, scholarship, and Christian service.

  • Love – We desire to show compassion to patrons and to make them feel cared for while also fulfilling their information needs.

  • Friendship – We encourage the use of collaborative spaces in the Library not only for group projects and studying but for fellowship and relaxation.

  • Excellence – We seek to provide and maintain the best resources possible, including collections, systems, technologies, and facilities.

  • Fun – We wish to make the Library a place where fun-infused learning and memorable experiences occur in order to promote an engaged campus culture.

  • Harmony – We support the vast diversity on campus, and encourage open, respectful discussion of all topics inside the Library.