Principles for Re-envisioning Library Services

  • Foster an environment that encourages innovation, collaboration, excellence, collective identity, and sharing best practices.
  • Examine all areas and programs with an open mind, questioning assumptions, anticipating future directions as they are being shaped on campus and beyond, and looking for opportunities for transformative change.
  • Attend to the user experience holistically, focusing on coherence and seamlessness.
  • Ensure equity of access across disciplines.
  • Identify priorities and design service models predicated on documented faculty, student, and campus needs as informed by data; allocate resources accordingly to maintain the facilities, tools, and services needed by faculty and students to succeed.
  • Maximize support for the 24-hour needs of a distributed learning community, including further development of online collections and services in all academic disciplines.
  • Emphasize efficient use of resources and staff leveraging campus-wide and system-wide expertise, standardizing and automating processes when effective, and consolidating redundant effort.
  • Explore increased subject affinities within academic programs, research areas, and interdisciplinary connections for potential consolidations of collections and services, while enhancing the caliber of collections and library liaison engagement with disciplines.
  • Support the building of excellent collections by considering the subject expertise and services required to meet this goal.
  • Be transparent and inclusive about discussion, approval, and implementation both within the Library and with campus stakeholders.

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