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Library Strategic Plan Objectives to July 2020

Objectives July 2017 to 2020. July 20, 2017 (goals addressed in Bold in parentheses)

Approved by the Library faculty July 19, 2017


Objective 1: Design, staff, and build an opening day collection and space for the Integrated Health Sciences campus and the new School of Medicine (1-9)

Objective 2: Implement the Libraries’ Technology Strategic plan ( (1-3, 5-9)

Objective 3: Continue to improve library-wide coordination and communication: collections coordination (electronic, print, and repository) across all relevant units, meetings with functional supervisors, occasional staff/area meetings, all-library meetings and with library faculty, library newsletter for better functioning and transparency (2-5, 8)

Objective 4: Reformulate the liaison model: create and embed learning objects as close to the point of need as possible and deploy alternate service/teaching tools and technologies, document encounters like embedded Library faculty work, online reference, online course development, assignment development, library faculty and Dean outreach efforts (1, 5, 8)

Objective 5: Manage services more effectively: deeper data randomly collected, assessment of services and teaching, develop and/or partner to offer staff Patron Services training/best practices (1, 3, 5, 8)

Objective 6: Organize, document, expose, and preserve Gallery and Special Collections materials: manage that space efficiently and effectively, produce finding aids, continue developing modern collections handling procedures and implement them, develop a digital preservation program, update skills where needed (1-4, 7-8)

Objective 7: Continue to configure Walsh Gallery programing for long term sustainability (3, 7-8)

Objective 8:  Develop cohesive messaging and outreach: utilize newsletter/digital signage/web page, conduct ongoing surveys on Libraries’ web pages, provide feedback channels to the Library administration (1, 4, 5-7)

Objective 9:  Maintain and increase Libraries’ role in/leadership of campus scholarly activities issues: copyright, fair use, open access, licensing, data visualization, data management plan to support grant proposals (1, 3, 5-7)

Objective 10:  Continue to deploy more sophisticated mapping, wayfinding, signage and/or digital signage for the stacks and the building (1, 3-5)

Objective 11: Deploy the Alumni portal (1, 3, 5-7)

Objective 12: Develop Electronic Resources workflows and collections monitoring (1-3, 5-9)

Objective 13:  Expand access to electrical power for students throughout the building (4, 9)

Objective 14:  Partner w/Security for better evening security coverage (7-8)

Objective 15: Address legacy issues with our print collections (2-3, 5, 8)

Objective 16: Grow the budget to address curricular and research needs (2, 9)

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