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Ferris Library for Information, Technology, and Education

Mission Statement

FLITE is an essential partner for successful teaching, learning, and research. We empower all at Ferris State University and in our surrounding community to discover, evaluate, and apply information, and create and disseminate knowledge.


FLITE Mission, Vision and Core Values

FLITE Vision

As an essential partner for successful learning, teaching and research at Ferris State University, FLITE will:

FLITE Core Values

FLITE operates according to:

Through our collections, trusted online information, and engagement with other libraries, FLITE provides access to information and knowledge from diverse perspectives, increasingly available anywhere, anytime. We strive toward equal access for all at Ferris, and all others in our surrounding communities.

FLITE's librarians, staff, and information resources serve as the foundation on which our users create, share, and disseminate knowledge. We share data, evidence, and information to foster collective knowledge that helps our users succeed.

A key locus for learning outside the classroom at Ferris, FLITE supports individual and group learning and collaboration, face-to-face and online. We endeavor to stay current on information and knowledge service practice.

With a wealth of information to discover, FLITE is the place to start for conducting research in any discipline. Our librarians assist with research projects, from gathering support and ideas to disseminating and bringing attention to Ferris work.

Everything we do in FLITE is based on a guiding ethic to provide excellent service that enables our diverse communities to efficiently complete successful work. We maintain positive relationships with our users and partners.

FLITE is a teaching library, offering users the opportunity to learn to find, evaluate, and apply information in their work and lives. Our faculty librarians and staff partner with instructors to teach information literacy and research, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills.


Approved by FLITE Advisory Council May 29, 2013