The Library's Vision, Mission and Goals (PDF)



To advance learning and teaching, in and beyond the studio and classroom, consistent with Ringling College’s scholar practitioner philosophy. 

To enable the College’s institutional mission and strategic goals, in partnership with academic departments, campus support services, and the arts community.



To be a learner-centered, virtual and physical destination of intellectual, social, collaborative and creative engagement.  

To be a dynamic interface for fostering inquiry, imagination, and inspiration.

To be an outstanding, model, 21st century art and design library learning center.



Bring together and expand library, technology, and academic support resources in support of student success.

Provide programming and facilities for research, instruction, independent and informal learning, group work, consultation, collaboration, and reflection.

Partner with faculty and other creative professionals in developing learning opportunities to achieve student competencies and faculty development.

Adopted June 1993, revised August 1993, revised April 1994, revised June 1995, revised March 1996, revised March 1997; editorial revisions July 2000; revised 2003/noted 8/18/03;revised 8/11/04; Revised 3/20/11.