This Guide contains the UWM Libraries Strategic Goals and Action Plan for 2010-11. The five top level Strategic Goals, carried forward from our comprehensive 2007-10 Strategic Plan, reflect our vision and support our mission which in turn is shaped by current university initiatives. Our broad strategic themes reflect the Libraries’ vital partnership with the University by promoting teaching, learning and research. The resources and services provided by the Libraries continue to be strengthened through staff collaboration and our ongoing commitment to our users.
The Libraries' five Strategic Goals are linked to broader strategic themes that are in concert with current university initiatives and are detailed on the tabs across the top of this page.
GOAL 1. Partnerships, Globalization, & Communication
GOAL 2. User Experience, Online Access, & Streamlining
GOAL 3. Enhanced Spaces and Access
GOAL 4. Growth and Stewardship
GOAL 5. Diversity and Expertise
We welcome feedback from the UWM community on our Strategic Plan and related initiatives.
UWM Libraries Mission & Vision
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.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries is a future-oriented organization with the resources to:
- Expand access to an increasing wealth of materials critical for learning and research;
- Offer outstanding user-centered service;
- Provide collaborative and flexible environments where faculty and students create and learn;
- Expand its role as an academic partner in the intellectual life of the University;
- Provide leadership and expertise in fostering new modes for scholarly communication.
UWM Libraries Strategic Goals
1. PROACTIVE: Position the Libraries to be a more active partner in the mission of the University.
2. USER FOCUSED: Respond to the changing information needs of our community.
3. ENGAGING, DYNAMIC: Create a more engaging and dynamic environment both on campus and online.
4. RESPONSIVE: Increase, diversify and reallocate resources.
5. DIVERSE, COMMITTED: Recruit, develop and retain diverse personnel with the knowledge, skills and expertise to meet user needs.