Strategic Themes 2011-2013
Strategic Themes 2011-2013
In support of our vision and mission, and to reinforce the library as a collaborative center for the Puget Sound community providing a shared space for study, contemplation and inspiration for both individuals and groups, we have identified four strategic themes. Implicit in all of these themes are the overarching goals of weaving awareness and support of diversity, continuing to utilize technologies to enhance the work of our users and library staff, and continuing our strong commitment to the teaching and learning mission of the institution.
Integrate Information Literacy across the Curriculum
- Integrate information literacy across the curriculum from first year IL competencies through capstone courses by developing standards for specific disciplines.
- Assess student information literacy learning.
- Fully integrate a library component into the new student orientation program.
- In collaboration with the Curriculum Committee and academic departments establish library related guidelines for the curriculum review process.
Strengthen Services through Collaboration
- Support the university’s commitment to civic engagement by enhancing associations with local libraries and organizations.
- Increase participation in the Orbis Cascade Alliance and other collaborative organizations.
- Increase faculty and student awareness and use of library resources and services.
- Promote additional collaborations with Puget Sound departments and students to provide a library facility that meets the teaching and learning needs of our users.
- Continue working within the course management system and other online technologies so that Puget Sound students have the opportunity to interact with librarians effectively in a variety of ways.
Develop and Manage Accessible Library Collections
- Support and promote open access to scholarly materials.
- Develop additional collaborative collections and resource sharing programs.
- Implement a central portal for seamless access to in-house and external digital resources.
- Continue to build the collections represented in Sound Ideas, our institutional repository.
- Improve integrated access to resources by providing more visible search and discovery tools that work across platforms.
- Spearhead campus archives and records management initiatives.
Expand our Service Commitment
- Establish measures such as benchmarking and the balanced scorecard for the continuous improvement and delivery of high quality services.
- Through assessment and outreach promote and demonstrate the value added services of the library, such as liaison services, digital archiving and electronic interlibrary loan
- Provide outreach to campus groups and individual users not making full use of library services and collections.
- Utilize social media to promote services as well as enhance users’ experience.
- Commit to best practices in processes and procedures to reinforce organizational effectiveness.