Strategic Directions and Objectives

Strategic directions

Over the next five to seven years, we will:

  • explore new ways to support the whole lifecycle of scholarship
  • continuously evolve and reimagine user-centered services
  • continuously improve our physical and digital spaces
  • affirm our commitment to and rethink our definition of collections
  • cultivate a positive workplace climate and a diverse and inclusive community
  • practice intentional and strategic planning

Strategic objectives

In support of our strategic directions, over the next few years we will: 

  • continue to clarify and evolve our use of data and the opportunities for service improvement, analytics, and assessment, in alignment with our values
  • develop and implement a digital scholarship strategy to bring coherence and focus to what we offer to the university
  • develop and implement coherent and discipline-appropriate open access strategies for faculty engagement
  • continue to evolve our instruction programs across disciplines, teams, and modes, and as informed by ongoing assessment of our current programs and practices and campus directions and needs
  • develop, cultivate, and support new publishing models with a particular emphasis on monograph publishing
  • continue to evolve our approach to providing collection services, with particular attention to optimizing onsite collections, distinguishing local and networked collections, exploring “transformative” agreements with publishers, and evolving our fulfillment services
  • design and build a virtual library presence, that prioritizes user-centered discovery, accessibility, and usability of content
  • make more visible what we offer in order to elevate campus awareness of our services, spaces, and collections
  • invest in individual growth, excellence in leadership, and positive organizational development
  • prepare for and transition to a new library services platform
  • build a print preservation repository
  • articulate and implement digital preservation and access strategies that serve to harmonize our repository services, repository technologies, policies, and commitments to long-term preservation of the scholarly and cultural record, with an emphasis on discovery and accessibility
  • continue to support strategically the creation and maintenance of community-owned, interoperable infrastructure, with an emphasis on open technologies and open standards

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