The role of the Utah State Library Division is to strengthen and improve library service to the residents of Utah. It accomplishes these purposes by:
administering state, federal, and contractual programs
developing library service capacity in state and local governments
training individuals in progressive library practice and in the use of new information technologies
fostering cooperative approaches to library service
providing library services to the blind and physically handicapped
being a library and information service provider within the state's multi-type library community.
Three programs within the division provide their own mission statements. The goal of the Development Services Program is to see that public library service providers, board members, and elected officials have opportunities to gain understandings, information, skills, and resources needed for them to strengthen and improve library service to the residents of their cities and counties.
The mission of the Information Services Program is to strengthen and improve library service by providing assistance and support in meeting the information needs of the residents of Utah.
Finally, the goal of the Network Services Program is to ensure that network technology and services are reliably available and productively used to strengthen and improve library service to the residents of Utah.