The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum preserves and provides access to historical materials related to President Kennedy and his times -- and engages with citizens of all ages and nationalities through JFK's life story and the ideals he championed.
- We value the study of history; facilitate the craftsmanship of those who interpret the past; and offer opportunities for the public to engage with us and the Library's holdings through our reference room, exhibits and programs.
- We seek to be a trusted and authoritative source of information about John F. Kennedy and our related collections.
- We work collaboratively to build an inclusive, supportive, and productive professional community.
- We serve our local, national, and global communities.
- We build partnerships with the Kennedy Library Foundation and with other key stakeholders.
- We serve the public as we wish to be served -- with pride, respect, and courtesy.
- We sustain the Library through creative business enterprises.
- We strive to be at the forefront of our fields through creativity, innovation, and hard work.
We achieve our mission and live out our values by pursuing the following key priorities:
- Maintain the safety and preservation of the collections, our building, and the people who work and visit here.
- Provide access to our historical materials and to our museum and programming:
- to researchers in the reference room and through the website and digital archives;
- to museum visitors through our exhibits, store, and facility rentals;
- to students, teachers, and the general public through our educational programs.
- Serve as the nation's memorial to President Kennedy -- sharing the story of his life, times, and legacy.