As The University of Alabama's principal locus of information services, University Libraries strives for excellence in advancing the University's teaching, research, and outreach programs by anticipating information needs, providing access to resources, and promoting effective use of information by students, faculty, and staff.
Goal A: Identify, assess, and respond to users’ changing needs and
expectations regarding information and library collections, facilities,
Goal B: Strengthen collections in all formats to meet the learning and
research needs of students, faculty, and staff.
Goal C: Enhance access to and delivery of information resources through
outreach, reference and instructional services, and application of
Goal D:Create programs and services that incorporate emerging technologies.
Goal E: Promote and develop the libraries as research and learning
centers and as meeting places for the exchange of ideas.
Goal F: Enhance the ability of the Libraries to meet changing user needs through strategic hiring practices, opportunities for professional development, and recognition for all library employees.
Goal G: Expand development and advancement activities, including grant-writing.