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Library Strategic Directions

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Student Success

The Library enhances student success through programs supporting the development of critical thinking and information literacy skills in an environment with access to a broad range of student services and opportunities to build community.

Strategy

Build tools and programs to improve undergraduate information literacy across the curriculum

Raise student awareness of how the Library can contribute to their success

Break down barriers to student persistence and success

Offer alternative academic training to broaden career opportunities

Goals

  • Develop online information literacy tools based on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education with an emphasis on the newly revised College Core and Writing Program curricula
  • Integrate the discovery layer into our online information literacy tool set
  • Engage in partnerships with campus programs that focus on transfer, first-generation, and traditionally underrepresented student populations
  • Grow local library programs like CART that provide research experience along with professional development in the field
  • Increase the Library's participation in campus internship programs
  • Promote and support open textbook initiatives