2020-22 Strategic Plan

Student studying on the third floor of Watson Library

Goal 1

Build a stronger library and more engaged, collaborative communities by expanding our efforts to create a more diverse workforce, as well as an inclusive, equitable environment – encompassing collections, services, and policies.

Goal 2

Create experiences that help students thrive in the classroom and beyond. Working with campus partners, the libraries will contribute to student success and retention efforts by enhancing and promoting our services, resources, and spaces.

Goal 3

Enhance KU’s research profile. Through targeted professional development and engagement with partners, we will expand our capacity to support researchers, particularly in emerging areas of digital scholarship.

Goal 4

Sustain the scholarly record for the KU community and beyond. Ensure that we have the right skills, tools, and data to effectively shape how content is produced, acquired, described, and discovered in a changing scholarly communications environment. Continue to refine and align our scholarly communications and content priorities.

Goal 5

Foster engagement with KU Libraries’ distinctive resources. By evolving our technologies, employing collaborative workflows, and developing new skills, KU Libraries will improve the discoverability, utility, and preservation of our unique and distinctive resources.

Goal 6

Encourage the growth and further the engagement of our faculty and staff by supporting ongoing professional development and learning. Continually improve the ways we work together to advance the collective mission of KU Libraries.