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Strategic Plan: University Library

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Build Community


  • Develop sustainable outreach program
  • Establish a sustainable marketing plan
  • Expand partnerships

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Strengthen Organizational Culture


  • Create an internal communication plan
  • Formulate a policy for professional development and group training opportunities
  • Provide opportunities to support staff and student worker retention
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Enhance Spaces and Resources


  • Create a comprehensive space plan
  • Improve usability of spaces
  • Evolve library resources and services to support Stout community needs
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Measure Impact


  • Develop an assessment planning process
  • Use data to inform resource, service, and budget decisions


University Library cultivates critical thinking and applied learning to enhance the success of our students, faculty, and staff in an evolving information environment.


The University Library advances the spirit of exploration and innovation. As the inclusive heart of campus, we aspire to be an essential partner in every person's path to success.


  • Collaboration with diverse campus, regional and global communities
  • Agility and innovation in our support of current and future needs
  • Respect and Care as the Guiding Principles of our service to others
  • Professional excellence in all we do
  • Empowering students, faculty and staff