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Library Strategic Plan: Updates

A page to describe library planning initiatives.

Status Report

The following actions were completed in 2019-20:

  • Moved Library services online to compensate for extended COVID-19 related campus closure
  • Migrated to OCLC WorldShare Management System for improved access to e-resources, workflow efficiencies, and long-term cost savings
  • Implemented unified login for ILLiad Interlibrary Loan
  • Added Wifi access on stack tiers 3, 4, and 5
  • Added new resources for Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Supported the First Year Common Reading
  • Simplified the General Research Guide that appears within all Blackboard course pages

The following actions were completed in 2018-19:

  • Simplified and expanded off-campus database access
  • Added a "Did You Know" box on the library home page.  This is to increase awareness of requested services already in place.
  • Improved performance and stability of computers in the stacks and Reference area; moved Macintosh computers to the first floor
  • Clarified noise policies in public spaces with improved signage and policy language
  • Upgraded touch-screen public scanners
  • Reduced spending on database subscriptions, in cooperation with faculty
  • Added more streaming video databases

The following action item is in progress:

  • Revising Library Instruction to include more in-class workshops and online content

New initiatives for 2020-21 include:

  • Developing and implementing specialized safety protocols for Library social distancing and materials handling
  • Expanding use of video chat to support students and faculty in a hybrid learning environment
  • Planning some online exhibits and events
  • Expanding Nursing resources and support
  • Overseeing the Evidence Library for the MSCHE accreditation site visit

Plans for future improvements you requested include:

  • Replacing obsolete furniture and adding outlets in the Quiet Study Room
  • Updating the Library Cafe; advocating to increase Cafe service hours
  • Reconfiguring the Reference Commons and Library Service Desk

Spring, 2018 Survey Results- Scroll Down to View

What about the Library do you find most helpful?

Word Cloud Most Helpful 2018


How could the Library serve you better?


Library Survey Needs 2018