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Mary Linden Sepulveda

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Mary Sepulveda

Coordinator of Collection Development, Special Collections & Archives

Mission Statement

Mission Statement
Seattle University Mission: Seattle University is dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world.
Seattle University Values: Care, academic excellence, diversity, faith, justice, Catholic character, formation for leadership, global and community engagement. 

Library Mission: Lemieux Library integrates comprehensive collections, flexible and personalized services, innovative instructional programs, collaborative relationships, and enabling technologies – operating in, and accessible through, the physical and the digital environments – to make a powerful impact on the educational and scholarly processes of inquiry, discovery, teaching, and learning for the Seattle University academic community.

In collaboration with our partners, we honor our rich, individual contributions to student learning, we forge new relationships, and we design new services that respond effectively to the changing needs and expectations of Seattle University’s diverse community of students.

Values & Priorities


The values guiding our investments in collections, resources and discovery tools include :

  • Alignment of collection development and management with the university’s undergraduate, graduate and professional program's instructional needs.
  • Open access to information and a commitment to support and expand perpetual access to scholarly resources though our acquisition and licensing of content. 
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion are reflected in our collections as we address critical gaps across a broad scope of intellectual, cultural, educational and scholarly interests within the Seattle University community. 
  • Economic sustainability that draws on data driven decision making, vendor analysis and user statistics to acquire  and maintain appropriate resources and demonstrate responsible fiscal management.   
  • Partnerships and collaboration with libraries of the Orbis Cascade Alliance consortium to ensure collections and services are sustainable and increase the breadth and depth of accessible content. 
  • To be flexible enough to respond to the long- and short-range objectives of the university and to changes within higher education and academic libraries.

Our priorities include migrating to online format as much as possible in response to hybrid and online instruction and the critical need to provide students the resources they need anytime, anywhere for academic success.  To promote access and affordability we actively purchase or provide access to  course materials, textbooks and supplemental readings.  Interlibrary loan and commercial document delivery sources provide responsive, timely access to valuable resources. Library faculty are available to discuss collection requests and we welcome suggestions for purchase