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Library Mission & Strategic Plan


Library Mission

The ANU Library strives to provide accessible, relevant resources and services in support of the University’s mission, goals and objectives.


2017 - 2019 Strategic Plan

GOAL I: Promote information literacy and critical thinking.
OBJECTIVES:

  1. Develop, expand and support a library liaison program to facilitate connection with students and faculty and enhance librarian expertise
  2. Actively participate with the curriculum committees and Library Advisory Board to garner input on the resources and services needed to support students and faculty
  3. Develop a longitudinal, information literacy curriculum comprised of modules that can be embedded in both general education and core program courses and delivered online

GOAL II: Create and maintain library collections that are responsive to the educational and programmatic needs of students and faculty.
OBJECTIVES:

  1. Evaluate existing article databases for accessibility, usability, and relevance; recommend changes or enhancements to the current suite of resources
  2. Expand electronic book offerings to support general education and discipline-specific needs, including materials that support interpersonal skills, empathy, and critical thinking
  3. Improve accessibility and usability of the ANU Library website to facilitate seamless access to library resources at a distance

GOAL III: Enhance the teaching and learning experience
OBJECTIVES:

  1. Support student success through the continued development of tutorials, research guides, the FAQ database, and other tools
  2. Build relationships and support educational activities by providing real-time assistance to students and faculty via chat and asynchronous assistance via tutorials and the ticket system
  3. Support professional development activities that expose librarians to teaching methodologies, discipline-specific resources, and tools or mechanisms to improve the delivery of library services and resources from a distance