Culture Statements

These statements help explain who we are and define our values so the Westmont community knows what we expect of each other and ourselves.

We do not own the collections, building, or space. We are stewards of the collections, building, and space; we take care of them the best we can so the community can enjoy them.

We do more and achieve more as a team than as individuals. We work as a team to bring awareness of library resources and services to the community.

We encourage experimentation. There are no penalties for taking a reasonable risk.

Learning on the job takes place every day. We learn from our colleagues and teach others what we know.

We pursue change that is in the best interest of Westmont residents. We listen to our patrons and appreciate their input.

Staff are valued for what they contribute, not by their position or education. Everyone is a library ambassador.

We are honest and respectfully direct with each other. We know that is the only way to improve as individuals and work well as a team.

We are a friendly group. We laugh with our coworkers every day. Interactions with staff and the public are positive, helpful, and fun.

Everybody needs work-life balance. We encourage each other to have that balance and enjoy life outside of the library.

We celebrate our achievements! We celebrate ourselves, our teams, and our community.