Library vision, mission, goals


Vision statement

VinUniversity Library is a smart learning hub that provides a diverse array of learning tools, technologies, services and resources to students, staff, faculty, and the learning community.

It is a flexible, open, and accessible, physical, and virtual innovative space that fosters the shared development of teaching, learning, research, information literacy, and successful interdisciplinary student outcomes.

Mission statement

VinUniverstiy Library is a smart library which:

  • aims to use the power of a digital/physical place to connect with and bridge the gaps among disciplines and between the institution and its communities.
  • commits to the integration of international and cultural dimension into teaching, research, and services of the institution to develop student’s international opportunities and global perspectives.
  • introduces digital technologies in a contextual way to accommodates various cultural, developmental, learning and research needs and abilities through the provision of OER, digital resources and services.
  • serves as a locus for experimentation and development in pedagogy and curriculum, as well as a sustainable archive for VInUniversity records of achievement.

Key principles

The library is operating on SMART principles:

SMART collection

Library resources are discoverable and accessible anytime and anywhere due to resource integration (cross-system application, cross-sectoral information sharing, cross-library interchange, cross-media integration).

SMART services

Providing innovative personalized boutique services is essential for academic library success.

SMART people

VinUni library will focus on smart user cultivation, smart, responsive and flexible user training.

SMART technology

Sensors, RFID, Bluetooth IBeacon localization etc. will provide VinUni library with the ability to perceive library users and their behaviors that will be analyzed by AI, data mining technology, etc. so that the library can provide personalized services suited to each individual users. Virtual reality technology and mobile technology will be also used for users to access to and share information quickly and easily.