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Our Mission 

The George C. Gordon Library enriches WPI and the global community, inspiring and supporting research exploration and discovery, through the expertise of our staff, by providing user-centered spaces and innovative services and tools that anticipate and respond to WPI’s changing information needs.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access

We are committed to facilitating, celebrating, and honoring diversity, inclusion, access, and social justice. We intentionally integrate DEIA throughout our programs and services, including into our collections, teaching, archives, digital services, services for individual scholars, and community events and exhibits.

We acknowledge in Worcester, Massachusetts that we work, learn, live, and thrive on the ancestral homeland of the Nipmuc Indigenous tribe. Learn More

Strategic Plan

The library’s long-term priorities are guided by and support WPI’s strategic plan. WPI is creating a new strategic plan for 2021-2026. The library is engaged in contributing to WPI’s plans, and will be supporting exciting new university-wide initiatives, and continuing our work to innovate and excel in delivering core services to the WPI community.

In 2021, the library is developing several new strategic initiatives as part of our new library strategic plan. These are focused on:

  • Assessing and enhancing the inclusiveness and diversity of content and accessibility of information available at WPI
  • Planning significant building and space enhancements that will meet the growing and diverse needs of our students and faculty
  • Developing and sharing a rich documentary record of the history of diverse student and other community groups at WPI
  • Planning and implementing a robust program of digital scholarship services including services that expand WPI’s capacity to contribute to opening up science and the scholarly record to the world
  • Planning and implementing an innovative and collaborative program of library data services in the context of WPI’s exceptional strength in data sciences and STEM

Annual Priorities

Our annual priorities are informed by yearly surveys of our faculty and students, continuous data analysis, benchmarking, and assessment activities. Our annual reports share what we’ve done and how we’ve met our goals.