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Strategic Plan: Home

Mission, vision, and goals of the University of Louisville Libraries

University Mission

The University of Louisville pursues excellence and inclusiveness in its work to educate and serve its community through:

  1. teaching diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in order to develop engaged citizens, leaders, and scholars;
  2. practicing and applying research, scholarship and creative activity; and
  3. providing engaged service and outreach that improve the quality of life for local and global communities.

The University is committed to achieving preeminence as a nationally recognized anti-racist metropolitan research university.

University Libraries Strategic Plan Goals (2021)

Learn

  1. Student Success and Retention
    1. The Libraries will be a key institutional partner in initiatives related to student success and retention.
  2. Spaces
    1. The Libraries will update and maintain welcoming, inclusive spaces while promoting a healthy and safe learning and working environment.
  3. Research/Teaching Support
    1. Champion sustainable scholarship.
    2. Develop students who are knowledgeable, informed learners/researchers.
    3. Propel the University’s research and teaching agenda.

Work

  1. Recruitment / Professional Development / Training
    1. The Libraries will recruit a diverse, passionate, and capable workforce.
    2. The Libraries will invest in active professional development programming and enable opportunities for meaningful participation.
    3. The Libraries will recognize and retain a diverse, passionate, and capable workforce.
  2. Employee Engagement
    1. The Libraries will foster equitable opportunities for constructive employee input.
    2. The Libraries will embrace a culture of transparent internal communication.

Invest

  1. External
    1. The Libraries pursue external funding through relationship building, communication, and outreach.
    2. The Libraries will develop and sustain relationships with the off-campus community.
  2. Internal
    1. The Libraries pursue internal funding through relationship building, communication, and outreach.
    2. The Libraries will develop and sustain relationships with the campus community.

Discover. Create. Succeed.