Update, May 2017: Draft documents can be found under the "Readings" tab on the left, as well as a few additional documents on cumulative impact, what makes work meaningful, and the Ithaka S+R survey of library directors 2016 (release April 2017).
The Library has initiated a one-year Strategic Directions process that seeks to articulate the highest-level aspirations of our organization. The Strategic Directions process will engage all members of the Library staff and the broader Sacred Heart University community in considering the ways in which the Library can leverage our strengths and potentials to enrich the intellectual life of the University and to advance the mission of the institution. Our Strategic Directions will build upon shared goals and past accomplishments of the Library and will align closely with University-wide priorities. Our Strategic Directions will set high-level goals, serve as touchstones for ongoing decision-making and guides for committing resources to those strategic efforts and initiatives that will have the greatest impact.
The Strategic Directions process is a signature initiative of Gavin Ferriby as University Librarian. Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Rupendra Paliwal is the executive sponsor of the process and will appoint a cross-disciplinary faculty committee to work with the Library throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, engaging in substantive conversations to help inform the Library future directions.
The Strategic Directions process will take place over the course of a year.
Throughout the 2016-2017 academic year we will engage directly with our students, faculty, the library staff, colleagues and key collaborators to listen, think and plan a future-focused direction together. We are working to ensure that everyone from the Library and the Sacred Heart University community who wish to participate in this process will have meaningful ways to do so.
Within the Library, we will sponsor ongoing opportunities for all staff to participate in the process including open discussion sessions, de-brief meetings, all-staff gatherings, and other discussion forums. Sacred Heart University groups will also be active participants and will include:
The Provost's Advisory Committee on the Library, to be named