Mission, Vision, Values

Library Mission Statement | Vision | Values | Purposeful Pathway | Our Impact in Numbers, FY 2022

Library Mission Statement

The Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) is a cornerstone of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care systems. The library is an essential partner exercising creative leadership to provide equitable service to all in teaching, learning, and accessing information in support of education, research, and healthcare.


We will realize this mission by committing to a values-driven, diverse, and inclusive approach to service, education, research, and healthcare literacy that will support and advance the University of Massachusetts’ and University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care’s shared strategic mission.

We will be a library that challenges our staff to seek and embrace new methods and tools in mastering their professional skills in order to meet the evolving nature of healthcare education, to help prepare the students for further study and successful careers, and to provide meaningful contributions to their communities and the world.


The LSL is guided by the following core values:

  • Community
  • Contribution to professional practice
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Education and Research (of health care workforce)
  • Improving Health Literacy
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Institutional memory outreach
  • Service Excellence
  • Trust through communication

See the complete Values document

Purposeful Pathway

Designing Our Future -- Lamar Soutter Library, 2018-2020

Our Impact in Numbers, FY 2022

Reference transactions
Education and outreach: number of sessions
Education and outreach: number of people reached
In-person visitors
Online visitors
Interlibrary loan requests filled
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