Strategic Plan: Direction 1
Improve how scholars access resources
We will strategically curate, collect, share, preserve and digitize scholarly content, and develop user-centered tools that connect people with resources at any time and from anywhere
Finding and using scholarly resources has become increasingly complex. There is more information than ever before; and it is being distributed in many different formats. A vast array of sources, with varying degrees of accuracy, provide endless paths for discovery and a need for critical evaluation. Our role as information professionals is more vital than ever.
As such, the Library must provide discovery and access tools and expert consultation to help students and faculty find, evaluate and use scholarly resources — in and beyond our local collections. Changes in scholarship also require new strategies for purchasing, licensing and preserving materials.
Illustration by Brian Stauffer