Gutman Library Culture

Gutman Mission

To advance HGSE’s mission, Monroe C. Gutman Library partners with students, faculty, alumni, and staff to enhance education research, teaching, and professional practice. Librarians provide expertise, curate distinctive collections, and manage services, programs, and spaces.

Gutman Vision

We aspire to be the first destination for leaders and scholars seeking and advancing knowledge to foster educational innovation and promote educational equity.

Gutman Values

Access: We provide a respectful, inclusive, welcoming, and accessible environment. Our collections and services foster inquiry, discovery, and learning in support of the research and practice needs of our users.

Service: We serve a diverse community of educators and scholars by actively working to identify and meet their needs to encourage academic success.

Stewardship: We seek to responsibly acquire, promote, and maintain information in all formats with present and future concerns in mind. With care and respect, we shepherd our resources, develop our collections, and support our staff. 

Collaboration: We endeavor to collaborate as a team, engage with our users, partner with faculty and researchers, and connect to the wider library community to improve services and access to information.

Innovation: We embrace new services and technologies that hone our skills and benefit our users.

Gutman Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at the Harvard Graduate School of Education encompasses the intersectionality of the human experience and includes qualities such as race, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, nationality, age, religion, sexual orientation, first-generation status in higher education, economic status, and veteran status.

HGSE’s core values regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are infused in Gutman Library’s mission, vision, and values. Through the library’s services, collections, physical spaces, and stewardship, we seek and provide opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, equitable, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continuous advancement.