This issue of Stay Connected is dedicated to envisioning our future and making courageous choices to realize that future. At Colorado State University, we’ve declared the future will be green and gold — green for a thriving planet and gold for a flourishing humanity.
The Libraries has been looking inward as an organization so we can define our unique contributions to that ambitious green and gold future. For our 2021 Strategic Plan, we developed a vision statement:
Equitable access to knowledges that empower expansive learning, intellectual growth, and joyful discovery for a sustainable, thriving planet and flourishing communities.
Our stories highlight a few of the people who are joining us on our journey toward that vision:
- Students, whose predictions for the future are hopeful, optimistic and inclusive
- Donors, whose strategic generosity through endowments empowers us to create a sustainable impact on our communities
- Libraries’ employees, whose hard work, courage and grace are already propelling us toward a better future
As our Stay Connected readers and part of our Library community, we are also elevated by your support and ideas along this journey.
– Karen Estlund, Dean of Colorado State University Libraries