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Derrell C. Roberts Library: Mission, Vision, Values

The library staff are ready and eager to help you find the information you need. Good information literacy skills are crucial to academic success and we will teach you how to find information, how to analyze it, and how to apply that information.

Mission Statement




Mission Statement:

As an essential component of the academic and creative life of Dalton State College, the Derrell C. Roberts Library provides a stimulating environment that will empower our community of learners to discover and engage with the world’s collected knowledge.  The expert staff facilitates access to information resources that will be the catalyst for students, faculty, and staff to grow intellectually and to work effectively within and beyond the Dalton State community.  We encourage critical and imaginative thinking, promote lifelong learning, and create collaborative partnerships that enrich the campus and the community.


Vision Statement:

We will be a library with a global reach, providing a welcoming, vibrant, and inclusive environment for learning, collaboration, knowledge seeking and creation. Through teaching and partnerships in research and education, delivery and preservation of library collections, as well as innovative services and programming, we will ensure the Derrell C. Roberts Library will be a first choice campus destination for information and inspiration. 



  • Service – We serve our campus and community with expert, responsive and courteous staff as well as dynamic physical spaces.
  • Collaboration – We seek partnerships to advance scholarship and foster opportunities for lifelong learning.
  • Diversity - We choose to be a place where the diversity of ideas, values, and perspectives is welcome and respected.
  • Knowledge - We develop exceptional collections, programs and innovative technologies that support teaching, learning and research.