Our Mission

Mission, Vision & Values


To be recognized as the leading Library for the study of international relations in the Middle East.


The GU-Q Library is a dynamic organization dedicated to fulfilling the mission of Georgetown University in Qatar. By providing preeminent collections, services, and spaces, the GU-Q Library establishes the foundation for learning and research and facilitates the ongoing creation and pursuit of knowledge.


Integrity – honesty, fairness, and professionalism in our work with each other and with our users.

Quality – performance at the highest levels, and accountability for our actions.

Diversity – active acquisition of diverse collections and recruitment for a diverse workforce, with commitment to developing and maintaining a climate of openness and respect for all ideas, values, cultures, and traditions.

Leadership – cultivation of leadership at all levels of the organization; understanding and appreciation of our unique role in “nation building” Qatar; endorsement of informed risk-taking; and contribution to the advancement of the profession.

Collaboration – open communication, collaboration and collegiality within Georgetown University and across Qatar Foundation and the region.

Lifelong Learning – continuous pursuit of knowledge, commitment to the teaching and inculcation of transferable research and learning skills, and promotion of lifelong learning for our students and alumni.

Women and Men for Others – take every opportunity to cultivate a relationship with our users including students, faculty, and the community at large.