DULA Library Mission and Vision

Mission

DULA Library inspires a culture of inquiry and intellectual discovery, complementing the University’s mission to further and disseminate knowledge of and training in Oriental medicine. Reflecting the continual advancements in medicine and technology, the Library delivers physical and digital content and services current and essential to research and outreach, joining the DULA community to ideas and perspectives on a global level.

Vision

DULA Library inspires a culture of inquiry and intellectual discovery, complementing the University’s mission to further and disseminate knowledge of and training in Oriental medicine. Reflecting the continual advancements in medicine and technology, the Library delivers physical and digital content and services current and essential to research and outreach, joining the DULA community to ideas and perspectives on a global level.

Values

The Library seeks to uphold its mission and vision through advocacy of the values below, which inform how we—the Library, university, and our community of patrons—conduct ourselves equitably. By upholding these foundational values, effective utilization and allocation of resources for instruction, research and collaboration is illuminated.
 
  • Knowledge: We provide collections, technologies and guidance that enhance research, learning and instruction.
  • Equity of Access: We promote open, enduring and affordable access to information and resources.
  • Ethics: We advocate ethical and professional integrity in library operations and service.
  • Diversity: We embrace diversity in all forms, and support differences with understanding and respect.
  • Service: We address the needs of our campus and patron community with expertise, dedication and empathy.  

Collections

DULA Library houses a collection of over 14,000 print books, journals, newspapers and multimedia materials. Consisting of English, Korean and Chinese language materials, this collection represents all subjects of OM research and practice.
 
The Digital Multimedia Library offers digital images and multimedia files of select materials from the Library’s collections, chosen to serve the research and teaching needs of the DULA student and faculty community. This ever-growing repository includes current and newly acquired materials, digitized and added on an ongoing basis.
 
The Capstone Archival Collection documents the completed CAPSTONE research projects of DAOM students, and is available for reference only.