Vol. 2, No. 1 Fall 2004
In January of this year,
the Loyola/Notre Dame Library Board of Trustees requested that
I initiate a strategic planning process to take into account the
building project and prepare for the next five years, a period
determined at that time to extend from July of 2005 through June
of 2010, during which construction takes place and moves through
completion. The entire library staff began engagement in the strategic
planning effort starting at the end of May. Teams were organized
based on key themes developed in consultation with the Academic
Vice Presidents and myself. Work proceeded throughout the summer
with the Joint Faculty Library Committee becoming involved in
the early draft stage to review and recommend improvements from
their academic perspective. The process went through two draft
phases and culminated in a plan presented to and approved by the
Board in September 2004 along with mission, values and vision
statements. The primary goals established for this strategic planning
- Manage the building project effectively and efficiently through
completion and first year occupancy.
- Provide user-centered services that are prompt, dependable,
convenient, and responsive to changing needs.
- Improve collections in all media in support of key disciplines
in the curricula.
- Develop the Library as a digital organization.
- Establish a systematic information competency program that
is integral to the academic work of students and faculty.
- Provide for the systematic and continuous development of library
staff competencies and compensation.
Complete Mission Statement