Strategy Map 2017-2020

A Trusted Partner, Advancing Knowledge

The five major goals of the UO Libraries’ three-year strategic plan (Adobe PDF) align with the University's priorities.

  • Information and Knowledge: Provide significant and unique content and collections to enhance research and scholarship

  • Student Success: Play a key role in improving student success through exemplary teaching, engagement, and faculty development

  • Research and Engagement: Engage with diverse partners to fuel discovery and create new knowledge

  • Interactive Learning Environments: Create and support interactive learning environments to advance learning, inspire creativity, and build community

  • Enhanced Capacity: Strengthen the Libraries’ ability to sustain and support essential programs and resources for the university

Goal Strategies - Highlights

  • Information and Knowledge
    • Increase strategic, cross-institutional management of legacy print collections
    • Leverage digital collections partnerships to expand role in national- and state-level digital library efforts, e.g., Oregon Digital, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), etc.
    • Critically examine and, if needed, enhance digital publishing capacity
    • Explore and, if feasible, implement new systems and workflows to enable easier, seamless integration of library content into UO online courses
    • Increase library memberships and partnerships that will expand open-access publishing
  • Student Success
    • Enhance efforts to participate in learning analytics at campus level
    • Implement methods to improve library instruction assessment and evaluation
    • Solidify LIB for-credit provision by formalizing its purpose and library investment levels
    • Form an Open Pedagogy/Open Educational Resources (OER) task force to provide advocacy and action
    • Continue participating with campus partners on improving and expanding UO online education, including an initiative to enhance campus proctoring
    • Co-lead a Student Success Summit, working with UO Undergraduate Studies and other partners
  • Research and Engagement
    • Enhance digital scholarship-related services, systems, and resources for faculty and graduate students
    • Expand Data Services, including provision of numeric and spatial data for teaching, learning, and research; data education; and research data management. This includes strengthening participation in national data initiatives
    • Continue leading the UO GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museum) initiative, focusing on grant-funded initiatives related to teaching, learning, and sharing of resources and expertise
    • Co-lead the new UO Copyright Network with partners in the Office of Research and Innovation
  • Interactive Learning Environments
    • Re-purpose physical spaces to enhance learning, collaboration, and research. (Throughout 2017-2020, the Libraries will continue to renovate several large learning spaces, labs, instructional rooms, and study rooms in its multiple locations)
    • Continue strengthening accessibility throughout the Libraries’ programs and services
    • Focus on diverse, inclusive exhibits and events, leveraging relevant UO expertise and collections
    • Consider need for library resources and programming for the new Black Cultural Center
    • Digital Research, Education, and Media (DREAM) Lab
  • Enhanced Capacity
    • Continue to partner with Information Services (IS) and other partners in efforts to complete the University's Transform IT initiative
    • Enact the Libraries’ Diversity Action Plan
    • Further leverage the University's enterprise learning management system through improved instructional design, application of Quality Matters standards, etc.
    • Conduct national LibQUAL evaluation study of Libraries’ programs, services, and resources in 2017-2018
    • Strengthen the Libraries’ User Experience (UX) service design, and evaluation and assessment efforts