University Libraries Strategic Plan

GOALS, CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS, and OBJECTIVES (including Strategies and Assessments)

Goal 1. Access and Diversity: Serve a larger, more academically prepared, and diverse student body.

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Objective 1.1: Provide access and services to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff.

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Objective 1.2: Offer library collections and programs that interest multicultural, or under-

represented groups.

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Augment the collections and programs within the Library system relating to multicultural, or under-represented groups.

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Goal 2. Academic Excellence: Attain national recognition as a top research library.

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Objective 2.1: Build research collections and provide access to them.

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Objective 2.2: Measure the success of the Libraries in meeting patron needs.

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Objective 2.3: Develop Library instruction programs that are recognized for their excellence.

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Objective 2.4: Demonstrate the need for the Libraries to receive top priority funding on campus.

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Goal 3. Engagement: Build connections through library services that enhance the quality of campus and community life.

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Objective 3.1: Expand services and partnerships to serve individuals, institutions, communities throughout the region.

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Objective 3.2:Develop services and programs for the community and area libraries to fulfill the responsibilities of a regional government documents depository.

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Objective 3.3: Promote the use of library resources and broaden diversity of users.

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Goal 4. Technology: Maximize the use of technology in the delivery of library services.

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Objective 4.1:Conduct 50% of business applications electronically to streamline operations.

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Objective 4.2: Increase access to research materials and services by delivering them electronically.

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Objective 4.3: Provide a strong and flexible technical infrastructure.

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Goal 5. Partnerships: Build strategic library partnerships and alliances.

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Objective 5.1: Participate actively in cooperative agreements, consider new initiatives, and provide worldwide access to research.

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Objective 5.2: Undertake cooperative collection development projects with peer institutions.

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Objective 5.3: Increase partnerships with academic departments in the sciences and humanities through the Natural History initiatives.

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Objective 5.4: Increase activities undertaken in partnership with national, state, and regional historical, cultural, literary organizations and collections.

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Objective 5.5: Initiate programs that encourage 'K - L' learning from kindergarten throughout life.

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Goal 6. Human Resources: Maintain a quality work force and work environment within the libraries.

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Objective 6.1: Promote the personal and professional growth of faculty and staff.

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Objective 6.2: Provide a safe and ergonomic workplace.

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Objective 6.3: Recruit and support an excellent and diverse faculty and staff.

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Goal 7. Tradition and Pride: Contribute to the establishment and continuation of traditions and to pride in our University.

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Objective 7.1:Host and participate in events that support campus traditions and interactions among members of the University community.

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Objective 7.2: Promote the holdings of the Libraries.

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Objective 7.3: Promote involvement in Texas Tech events and activities.

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Goal 8. Institutional Advancement and Accountability: Strengthen library fiscal stability and public accountability.

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Objective 8.1: Fund various projects identified through a Library-wide needs analysis.

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Objective 8.2: Fund the collection enrichment and information technology endowments in the Libraries' CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) statement.

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Objective 8.3: Pursue building naming opportunities and funding of endowed chairs and professorships.

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Objective 8.4: Fund identified projects through the Coach Bob Knight Library Fund.

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