The University of Waterloo Library is pleased to share its strategic plan 2020-2025. This plan presents our strategic priorities, revised mission and values statements, and a new vision statement to both anchor and chart our direction for the future, as a key information service in a dynamic academic ecosystem.
As an integral partner in the University, the Library enables change daily as we drive discovery in a rapidly evolving information landscape. Waterloo’s unique character calls for a library that is agile and builds partnerships to continuously transform approaches to the creation, discovery, use, sharing, and preservation of information that is open and equitably accessible. The urgency of an agile approach to support learning and research across disciplines is heightened by our shared pandemic experiences.
The Library’s strategic plan focuses on three key impact themes — Catalyzing Learning and Research, Engaging with Our Community, and Growing as a Learning Organization — and presents 10 goals, three of which make up our strategic commitments:
- Equip scholars to navigate complex information
- Re-envision spaces and programs to maximize impact
- Empower staff to advance library services for learner success
This plan is the culmination of significant consultation, conversation and reflection over the past year. It integrates formal and informal feedback from library staff and has benefitted significantly from deep engagement with the University’s strategic plan and planning process and continuous tracking of the global research library ecosystem.
As you review this plan, we welcome and look forward to your feedback. I invite you to share your comments, suggestions and questions with me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.