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Library Strategic Directions

Students Researching in Special Collections

Research and Scholarship

The Library actively supports both traditional and emerging modes of research, scholarly production, and publishing and works to ensure accessible and equitable access to scholarly information.


Establish scholarly communication training and in-depth research support for early-career researchers

Advance accessible alternatives to high-cost scholarly communication and publishing models, including open access initiatives


  • Expand training and fellowship opportunities for early-career researchers

  • Support and promote public engagement with undergraduate research

  • Expand library programs to engage the campus on the UC Open Access Policy and other OA initiatives to increase equitable access to research

  • Create opportunities for scholars to present research and works-in-progress associated with the Library

  • Support student and faculty engagement with emerging methods in critical digital theory and critical making