Fondren Library Strategic Plan
As a campus crossroads, Fondren Library brings together faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, staff, alumni and the general public, offering welcoming spaces, excellent collections, and strong services in support of teaching, research and creative expression. Libraries are also trusted sources of information. As Rice University pursues its Vision for the Second Century II (V2C2), Fondren Library is poised to help graduate and undergraduate students to develop superior research, critical thinking and communication skills; foster cutting-edge research; provide and preserve rich, easy-to-use collections; offer spaces that foster collaboration, creativity and productivity; engage with Houston and the world; and promote diversity, access and inclusion. To advance these goals, Fondren will build collaborations across campus and beyond, continue to evolve staff expertise, and commit itself to first-rate services and ongoing improvement. Fondren will continue to increase awareness of the services and resources it provides.