Mission & Values


We empower our academic and research libraries to build and sustain an accessible, diverse, and responsive knowledge environment that promotes excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research. CARLI adds value for all member libraries by sharing costs, collections, expertise, programs, products, and services.

CARLI Statement of Values

We are committed to:

  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Intellectual freedom, privacy, and open access to information resources
  • Careful stewardship of all CARLI resources
  • Advocacy for academic and research libraries at the local, state, regional and national levels
  • Supporting cooperation and engagement among academic and research libraries
  • Being responsive to member needs
  • Identifying and implementing collaborative solutions to shared challenges and reducing barriers

(Revised 2021)