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Library Strategic Plan Objectives through June 2015

Library Strategic Plan Objectives Round 2:  to June 2015

(Based on Mission, Vision and Values Statements, SWOT Analysis, Goals and 2013 Library Faculty Goal meetings)

 November 19, 2013

Objective 1 (Goal 1 & 2 & 3 & 8):  Fully implement the new WMS library management system; correct and clean records; establish efficient cross-functional workflows; present information to researchers in a clear, understandable format; broad understanding of WMS technology; preserve necessary data from the Voyager system for further use in a sustainable way; eliminate outdated tools/processes; top priority, ongoing until completed.

 Accountabilities:  Dean, Assistant Deans, all Library faculty & staff.

 Objective 2 (Goal 1): Review/evaluate services and make recommendations: review content/presentation of LibGuides (Spring, ongoing); review current activities and service gaps, reference and instruction trends and data nationally, potential new services, local redundancies and make recommendations to be implemented during Summer and Fall semester, current and ongoing.

 Accountabilities:  Asst. Dean Gold, Public Services Committee, Library faculty discussants.

 Objective 3 (Goal 2): Develop collections policy statements for general collections; continue to manage incoming-gifts acceptances.

 Accountabilities: Dean/Library EPC, Profs. Lee and Stern (gifts).

 Objective 4 (Goal 3): Simplify records for/access to journals – print, microforms, electronic, those shared with Law, electronic books – current and ongoing; format, install, and test an on-site server for ArchivesSpace (beginning in Jan. 2014 and possibly another for an art/museum database),  inventory and transfer assets from the Expressions IT server (Jan. 2014).

 Accountabilities:  Assist. Dean Leonard, Dr. Deyrup, Dr. Bao, Technology and Technical Services librarians and staff.

 Objective 5 (Goal 3):  Develop the new Libraries-controlled webpage (more iterative features/highlights Special Collections, Gallery, Seminary, Valente), ongoing.

 Accountabilities:  Asst. Deans, Digital Services librarian, Public Services Committee, Library faculty discussants, Special Collections and Gallery staff, etc.

 Objective 6 (Goal 3): Consolidate, organize and produce Special Collections finding aids, continue developing modern collections handling procedures and implement effectively, develop/update skills where needed, ongoing.

 Accountabilities:  All Special Collections faculty and staff.

 Objective 7 (Goal 3): Continue to strengthen document delivery processes (software, efficiencies), ongoing.

 Accountabilities:  Asst. Deans, Access Services librarian, ILL staff, Access staff.

 Objective 8 (Goal 4 & 1):  Develop a plan/budget request for the Information Commons, to be delivered to IT Jan. 2014 to be implemented Summer 2014; drop federal depository status and weed the collection, immediately and ongoing until completed.

 Accountabilities:  Asst. Deans, Digital Services Librarian, Library Tech Support staff, Access Services Librarian and staff.

 Objective 9 (Goal 5):  Dean outreach to various departments, deans, programs (ETDs, new curricula, WMS rollout), ongoing.

 Accountabilities: Dean.

 Objective 10 (Goal 5): Conduct student surveys on Libraries’ web pages, ongoing.

 Accountabilities:  Same as Objective 5.

 Objective 11 (Goal 5): Document and quantify library faculty outreach efforts.  Summer 2014, ongoing.

 Accountabilities: Same as Objective 1.

 Objective 12 Goal 6): Strengthen and focus working relationship with SHU IT. Ongoing.

 Accountabilities: Dean, Assistant Deans.

 Objective 14 (Goal 6):  Strengthen collections coordination with Law (electronic, print, and repository) and implement book reserve and delivery inter- and intra-campus; fully implement ETDs. Ongoing.

 Accountabilities:  Assist. Deans, Acquistions and Access Services librarians, Prof. Favaro.

 Objective 15 (Goal 7):  Increase Libraries’ role in/leadership of campus scholarly activities issues (copyright, fair use, open access), ongoing.

 Accountabilities: Library faculty members of appropriate Senate committees, Dean.

 Objective 16 (Goal 7): Configure Walsh Gallery programing with an eye to long term sustainability, ongoing.

 Accountabilities: Gallery Director, Dean.

 Objective 17 (Goal 8): Oversight of key functions and workflow efficiencies, ongoing.

 Accountabilities: Dean, Assist. Deans, Library faculty supervisors.

 Objective 18 (Goal 8):  Improve library-wide communications:  workshop; Assist. Deans’ regular meetings with functional supervisors, all library meetings, regular meetings with library faculty, library intranet, ongoing.

 Accountabilities:  Dean, Assist. Deans, Library faculty.

 Objective 19 (Goal 9): Prepare, with data, reports and recommendations on Library spaces and budgets., ongoing

 Accountabilities:  Dean, Assist. Deans, Library faculty.

 Objective 20 (Goal 9): Implement the support received effectively, reporting back to Administration and Seton Hall community, ongoing.

 Accountabilities: Dean, Assistant Deans.


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