We will help you as a connector

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We strive to be a connector of people, resources and ideas. We are committed to:

Forming alliances with campus partners

Developing strategic campus and higher education partnerships that leverage our respective strengths for the common good.

  • Coordinate with campus, local, and regional/national partners to support the University of Arizona's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), through programming and resources development. 
  • Secure a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a library service model in support of data-intensive humanities research on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

Engaging our local community and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands

Engaging with the communities of Tucson, the state of Arizona and the U.S.–Mexico borderlands as a culturally and environmentally unique region.

  • Establish a partnership with Bibliotecas UNAM to exchange information and collaborate in areas of joint strategic interest through onsite visits and online interactions.
  • Strengthen outreach programming for K-12 students around information literacy and critical thinking skills by working with public and charter school teachers and with community-based organizations in the Tucson area.

Accomplishments thus far

We are making good progress toward this strategic direction. As of December 2019, we have: