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Strategic Plan: University Library

The University Library promotes the tenets of a polytechnic university through a focus on collaboration, applied learning, and career focused spaces, collections, and services. Our 2024-2027 strategic plan will focus on ensuring our spaces, resources, services, and organizational culture align with the campus FOCUS 2030 strategic plan goals.

  • Ensure library space initiatives are aligned with campus long-term priorities.
  • Assess, enhance, and promote library spaces.
  • Improve accessibility in the library.

  • Enhance library instruction and research services.
  • Support the student and staff experience by evaluating library service points for accessibility, inclusivity, and customer service.
  • Provide library expertise and leadership to Stout employees through year-round professional development opportunities.


  • Review and evaluate library resources with a focus on accessibility.
  • Create a library technology plan supporting a technology forward polytechnic campus.
  • Support the sustainability of library resources.

  • Evaluate organizational structure.
  • Foster success and career readiness in library student employees.
  • Promote employee success and professional development.

Mission

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

Vision

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.

Values

  • 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.