This plan is based on and aligned with the strategic goals of the university as an outstanding and nationally recognized public, urban research institution with commitments to both access and research excellence. Through this plan, the Libraries commit to charting its future directions around goals of student success, research excellence, financial sustainability, and organizational effectiveness.
Support student learning, retention, graduation, and career readiness by providing evidence-based information literacy instruction and educational resources. Mentor graduate students and early-career professionals.
Support the university’s research goals by providing access to resources, stewarding unique digital content and historical collections, participating in activities designed to create change in scholarly communication and track the university’s research outputs, and positioning the Libraries as a hub for research support services.
Effectively communicate the core value of the Libraries to inspire and raise private support of $5 million dollars by 2020 from individuals and foundations for the Libraries’ campaign priorities as defined in the campaign prospectus. Priorities are: collection resources, Research Commons capital project, acquisition, preservation and digitization of unique collections, student internships and residencies, research fellowships, endowed directorship, and community outreach support.
Enable a highly effective and flexible library staff by creating collaborative growth opportunities in a rapidly and changing staff and resource constrained environment.
The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Libraries advance the campus mission of teaching, learning, research and service by providing scholarly resources and services. We facilitate the discovery and exchange of ideas, and the creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge. The Libraries help develop information-competent users and connect our community of users with information and knowledge to succeed in a diverse society.