Mission, Values and Vision


The J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library will support the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Related Professions, Health Management and Informatics, and the University Hospital and Clinics as well as other schools and departments on campus, system wide, and the public by continually striving to provide the highest quality services, resources and access to health related information. The library will use the most innovative tools and the most comprehensive information resources in order to enhance health care, research and education.


Respect Service
Excellence Innovation
Enthusiasm Honesty and Integrity
Lifelong Learning Personal Satisfaction
Balanced Perspective Working Relationships and Teamwork



To be customer focused providers of comprehensive health information in a well supported barrier free, attractive library, both virtual and actual.

To be a national model in collaboration with other information related providers in offering seamless electronic services to health professionals and health care consumers in all of Missouri.

To be a leading laboratory for medical informatics research and applications.

To foster a congenial work environment in which we promote educational opportunities, thorough communication, staff empowerment, harmonious working relationships and resolution of problems in a positive atmosphere of continuous process improvement.