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About the Libraries: Mission and Vision Statements

Library Mission Statement

The Library exists to further the education of students, support the instructional needs of faculty and staff, and enrich the lives of the NICC community through its collections, services, and collaborative learning opportunities.

(Adopted May, 2020)

Library Vision Statement

The Library empowers users to identify and critically evaluate information, and nurtures an appreciation of intellectual discovery, lifelong learning, and reading enjoyment.

(Adopted May, 2020)

NICC Mission Statement

Northeast Iowa Community College provides in-demand education and training focused on improving lives, driving business success and advancing community vitality.

NICC Vision Statement

Northeast Iowa Community College will be the premier source for in-demand education, workforce training and partnerships, through innovative thinking and talent development.

NICC Values

Service: We listen, identify and respond to the needs and expectations of our internal and external communities.


Respect: We show consideration for one another and encourage diverse perspectives to build trust, cooperation and accountability.


Stewardship: We use our resources in a responsible, impactful and sustainable manner.


Innovation: We foster the development and advancement of ideas through individual and team creativity.


Integrity: We are ethically accountable to ourselves and others.


Resiliency: We learn from our experiences, refocus and seize the opportunity to improve and persist.