The University of Alabama Libraries – Annual Reporting
With the arrival of 2020, it is incredible to imagine everything that we have accomplished in The University of Alabama Libraries during 2019. We are approaching the end of our three-year strategic planning process, having so far met more than 90% of the goals and objectives identified in our initial environmental scan and SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis that are in line with the University’s Strategic Pillars. With our plan as a guide, the dedicated work of our faculty, staff, and students, and the support of our donors, we have continued to improve our collections and services. In the past five years we have climbed 10 spots to be ranked 68th among the 124 most prestigious research libraries in North America. Since this is a first in The University of Alabama’s history, we are very proud of this accomplishment and will continue to build upon it through continuous quality improvement.
Dr. Donald L. Gilstrap, Dean and Professor of University Libraries