University Library

University Library Strategic Directions

Advance Library objectives by continuing to foster an environment where staff are actively engaged in their work and intellectually committed to the organization.  Staff will be empowered to focus on Library priorities.

Staff Engagement: Complete Goal Statement

As new technology and rapidly changing student needs transform the space and services found in the University Library, the organization’s core remains its staff. For the Library to effectively advance campus objectives therefore depends on continuing to foster an environment where staff are engaged in their work and feel valued for doing it. To accomplish this the Library will ensure there is opportunity to develop productive relationships, make meaningful contributions, and grow professionally.  

 

Staff Engagement: Opportunities

  • Build on the feeling of community and tradition among Library staff
  • Leverage the depth of talent and experience present in every Library department
  • Acknowledge the hard work of everyone in the Library
  • Promote professional development, in all its varied forms

Staff Engagement: Actions

  • Work together in a manner that exhibits cooperation, inspires trust, and conveys commitment to the organization
  • Invite diverse perspectives and promote a culture of respect
  • Increase transparency of decision-making and opportunity to contribute ideas
  • Model collaboration for the students and faculty who utilize the Library
  • Identify and communicate about new professional development opportunities and pathways for advancement

Staff Engagement: Challenges

  • Work together in a manner that exhibits cooperation, inspires trust, and conveys commitment to the organization
  • Invite diverse perspectives and promote a culture of respect
  • Increase transparency of decision-making and opportunity to contribute ideas
  • Model collaboration for the students and faculty who utilize the Library
  • Identify and communicate about new professional development opportunities and pathways for advancement