The Modified Plan: 2016-2017

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Library Goal #1: Partner across the disciplines to deliver innovative instruction that empowers students to engage with, integrate, create, and transform knowledge through the use of library resources and collections.

Objective: Develop instruction, learning objects and resources that are easy to discover and incorporate into the learning management system and other delivery systems for teaching and learning.

Action items:

  1. Develop lib guides for available digitized content relevant to teaching and learning.
  2. Provide opportunities for MIS/CS students to collaboratively work with us to respond to small scale programming and content needs more quickly.

Library Goal #2: Develop and maintain dynamic and flexible physical and virtual spaces that meet the needs of our campus, informed by higher education and technological advances.

Objective: Create a web presence that allows users to engage with library services, spaces, and data in innovative ways.

Action items:

  1. Effectively assess web-based services via usability studies to inform modification of our web delivery to better meet the needs of users.
  2. Work as a development partner in the FOLIO project, and develop services and modules to assist the FOLIO Project reach its international partnership goals.
  3. Develop methods and procedures to provide online access to restricted special collections content.


Objective: Improve user experience with web interfaces and platforms, with special attention to accessibility issues for users with disabilities.

Action items:

  1. Test accessibility of online special collections materials and devise solutions to provide appropriate accessibility.

Library Goal #3: Support and engage in the research lifecycle across campus through the development of relevant resources and services.

Objective: Provide leadership and support in the creation and use of digital scholarship, including data mining, visualization, digital humanities, and rights management.

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Objective: Expand and promote high quality resources and collections that support curricular and research needs, including data sets.

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Objective: Expand data management services as funded research expands on campus.

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Library Goal #4: Re-envision the way we provide space and services for technology tools. Develop, enhance, and sustain a skilled and engaged workforce that can succeed in a changing environment and provide excellent experiences for library users.

Objective: Promote better communication across the libraries via formal and informal gatherings to share information.

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Objective: Provide professional development and training opportunities to improve skill sets of library employees.

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Library Goal #5: Support a diverse and inclusive environment by providing resources, services, and spaces that promote the varied needs of the faculty, staff, and student body.

Objective: Explore new opportunities for public programs and partnerships.

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Objective: Curate exhibits/programs/events that are of interest to a broader community.

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