Library Strategic Plan, 2017-2020

In order to translate our Mission, Vision, and Value Statements into prioritized actions, the Arthur Lakes Library staff identified 7 high-level goals that will move the library forward in pursuit of our vision:

  1. Enhance the user experience.
  2. Cultivate and strengthen information competencies.
  3. Dynamically respond to users’ resource needs.
  4. Expand outreach and engagement.
  5. Become the campus nexus for scholarly communication.
  6. Commit to career development for all library staff.
  7. Formalize library development.

Each goal relates to one of the high level institutional goals identified in the CSM 2014-2024 Strategic Plan. The library’s strategic plan aligns with and directly contributes to all four of CSM’s high-level goals, as well as 18 of the 25 strategies identified to achieve CSM’s high-level goals. This correlation is detailed in italics, directly below each of the library’s five high level goals.

The below strategic plan outlines key strategies and specific objectives to be accomplished by the library over a 3-year time frame, in order to support achievement of its seven primary goals. Specific tactical actions that may be taken to achieve the listed objectives are also listed herein, but should not be considered to be comprehensive. Completed actions will be incorporated into the library’s annual reports as well as periodic strategic plan progress reports.

(The following is a summary; you can read the full Strategic Plan herePDF versionText only version)

 

GOAL 1:  ENHANCE THE USER EXPERIENCE.

Contributes to the following institutional goals (per 2014-2024 CSM Strategic Plan): Goal 1 (strategies 1c, 1d, 1e); Goal 2 (strategies 2a, 2b, 2c, 2e, 2f); Goal 3 (strategy 3b), Goal 4 (strategies 4a, 4e, 4f).

STRATEGY 1-1. ACCESS SERVICES – Build on our user-centric culture to provide barrier-free access services.

STRATEGY 1-2. RESEARCH SERVICES – Support inquiry, exploration, and research across all platforms for our user communities.

STRATEGY 1-3. PHYSICAL SPACE – Become our communities’ destination for a range of environments that support learning, inquiry, and discovery.

STRATEGY 1-4. DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT – Facilitate seamless, user-friendly access to and discovery and use of scholarly information through content, design, and delivery of an integrated virtual environment.

STRATEGY 1-5. USER EXPERIENCE – Develop a robust, responsive understanding of user needs from a firsthand perspective.

 

GOAL 2. CULTIVATE AND STRENGTHEN INFORMATION COMPETENCIES.

Contributes to the following institutional goals (per 2014-2024 CSM Strategic Plan): Goal 1 (strategies 1c, 1d, 1e); Goal 2 (strategies 2a, 2b); Goal 4 (strategy 4e).

STRATEGY 2-1. ON-CAMPUS LIBRARY INSTRUCTION –Lead initiatives to foster essential information literacy and digital information management skills.

STRATEGY 2-2. INFORMATION LITERACY PROGRAM–Transform the current collection of “one-shot” information literacy sessions into a cohesive, formalized, scaffolded instruction program. Comprehensively embed information literacy program within the Mines curriculum. 

STRATEGY 2-3. REMOTE AND ONLINE INSTRUCTION EFFORTS –  Enhance and expand online instruction opportunities via instructional technologies.

 

GOAL 3: DYNAMICALLY RESPOND TO USERS' RESOURCE NEEDS.

Contributes to the following institutional goals (per 2014-2024 CSM Strategic Plan): Goal 1 (strategies 1c, 1d, 1e); Goal 2 (strategies 2a, 2b, 2c, 2e, 2f); Goal 3 (strategy 3b), Goal 4 (strategies 4a, 4e, 4f).

STRATEGY 3-1. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT –Effectively connect the Mines community with distinctive information resources on a timely basis to advance the academic success of the university community.

STRATEGY 3-2. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES – Advance the creation, preservation, discovery, and use of content uniquely held or produced at Mines, including the library’s special collections and archives (Mining Archive, CSM History Archive, Ropeway, Tell Ertl, institutional repository). and the CSM Geology Museum’s collections.

 

GOAL 4: EXPAND OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT.

Contributes to the following institutional goals (per 2014-2024 CSM Strategic Plan): Goal 1 (strategies 1a, 1b, 1g); Goal 2 (strategies 2a, 2b, 2c, 2e, 2f); Goal 3 (strategy 3b).

STRATEGY 4-1. COMMUNICATION – Cultivate a community of informed library users through effective communication of library resources, services, and mission.

STRATEGY 4-2. OUTREACH, PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION – Promote resources and user services both internally and externally.

 

GOAL 5: BECOME THE CAMPUS NEXUS FOR SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION.

Contributes to the following institutional goals (per 2014-2024 CSM Strategic Plan): Goal 1 (strategies 1a, 1b, 1f); Goal 2 (strategy 2b); Goal 3 (strategy 3d); Goal 4 (strategies 4e,4f).

STRATEGY 5-1. RESEARCH IMPACT – Enhance the visibility and impact of research and scholarship created at Mines or by members of the Mines community.

STRATEGY 5-2. OPEN SCHOLARSHIP – Provide leadership, resources, and services to foster open access publishing, research data management and sharing, reproducible research, open educational resources, and best practices in digital workflow across the research lifecycle.

STRATEGY 5-3. INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY – Expand the Mines institutional repository and connect it to the broader research information ecosystem with the goal of enabling new forms of academic inquiry and discovery through the creative and dynamic use and reuse of the digital assets of the university. The repository will preserve and disseminate the intellectual output of the university’s faculty, staff, and students as well as the digitized versions of the library’s special collections, archives, and the collection of Mines Geology Museum.

 

GOAL 6:  COMMIT TO CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL LIBRARY STAFF.

Contributes to the following institutional goals (per 2014-2024 CSM Strategic Plan): Goal 1 (strategy 1g); Goal 2 (strategies 2b, 2d, 2e, 2f).

STRATEGY 6-1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Build skills, knowledge, and competencies to maintain leading edge in a rapidly changing information ecosystem.

STRATEGY 6-2. STAFF COMMUNICATION – Foster a culture of experimentation, teamwork, and continuous learning.

 

GOAL 7: FORMALIZE LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT.

Contributes to the following institutional goals (per 2014-2024 CSM Strategic Plan): Goal 2 (strategy 2a); Goal 3 (strategy 3b); Goal 4 (4e).

STRATEGY 7-1. FUNDRAISING – Foster closer relations with the University Foundation and current and potential donors to broaden community support for the library in general and the need for a library renovation in particular. 

STRATEGY 7-2. GRANT WRITING – Methodically increase the number of grants in support of library collections and services.

 

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