Vision & Mission

We support the clinical, research, and educational programs of National Jewish Health as a preeminent health  care institution. Our mission is to provide accurate and timely information, where and when it is needed, in the most useful format.

We pursue this mission by providing access to worldwide biomedical information networks and supplying an organized collection of electronic and print materials. We support informed patient care, provide current information for the conduct of novel, basic, translational, and clinical research, and provide educational resources for health care and research professionals.


Our Values

  • We adhere to the highest standards of fairness, justice and equality in our work.
  • We relate to each other with honesty and candor.
  • We maintain a strong work ethic, taking responsibility for our work and actions, keeping our word, and following through on our commitments.
  • We treat everyone with equal consideration and courtesy.
  • We encourage differences in perspective and maintain an openness to new ideas and adventures.
  • We engage others with compassion, empathy and tolerance.
  • To reach our full potential in intellectual vitality, innovation and flexibility, we are committed to an environment that is inclusive and diverse.
  • We are committed to excellence.
  • We employ the best tools, people and resources to accomplish our work.
  • We are dedicated to ongoing learning for individual and organizational growth.
  • We continuously improve our processes, procedures, and services to exceed the expectations of those we serve.
Creativity and Flexibility
  • We meet the changing needs of the library and its users by developing innovative solutions, practices, and services in a creative work environment.
  • We support flexibility, collaboration, and openness to new ideas and practices.
Open Communication
  • We promote an environment where communication is encouraged, open, and two-way.
  • We share information that keeps stakeholders actively involved in decisions and actions that affect the success of the Library, because we recognize the importance of institution-wide participation.