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Strategic Plan: Phase Four

Information about the Library's Strategic Plan and planning initiative

Progress

The presentation and feedback phase has been Completed.  Please see detailed information about the progress towards each step below.

  • Present rough draft to stakeholders: Completed
    • The draft plan was presented via email to the Castleton community on April 10, 2017
  • Feedback on draft: Completed
    • Tabling in the Campus Center was held on Tuesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 20
    • Online Comments were accepted via Survey from April 10 - April 24, 2017
  • Revisions: Completed
  • Presentation of Final PlanCompleted
    • ‚ÄčThe final plan was presented via email to the Castleton community on May, 9 2017

Draft Plan

Draft 3-year Strategic Plan

 

Vision

Our vision is to be at the heart of Castleton University's campus, playing an integral role in the intellectual and academic life of our community, collaboratively fostering information literacy, and offering valued and effective library services in an inclusive and inviting space.

Strategic Goals

  1. Ensure access to current and relevant collections to support research, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.
  2. Invest in user-centered library spaces.
  3. Strengthen partnerships with faculty to promote student success and foster integrative and effective approaches to teaching information literacy.
  4. Support an organizational culture of service excellence and collaboration.

Draft Feedback

Feedback on the draft plan was provided via tabling and online survey.  The draft was also discussed at a meeting of the Library Advisory Board

What do you like most about the plan? What do you think is missing from the plan? Additional comments on the plan or the planning process: Which category best describes you? Feedback from:
-strengthening the partnerships with faculty n/a     Campus Center Tabling - Tuesday April 18
(staff name) & (staff name) are dope So is (staff name) & (staff name) yeah   Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
#3 Not a lot - I love the lending library kiosk gift from one of the classes by the campus center. It might be neat to have more of those. It would be neat to have more social events held in the library...to draw attention to the collections...visits to class rooms from staff there. Faculty Online Survey
access to current & relevant support to research not sure seems pretty strong     Campus Center Tabling - Tuesday April 18
beep boop beep beep boop...ring-ring...ring-ring..."hello?" {Is this (name)?] "Yes..." [Great plan!] Some pots and pans. You have to do the cooking by the books! :)   Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
Big fan nothing     Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
Emphasis on inclusion and service excellence There is no mention of the Castleton (town) community   Staff Online Survey
ensuring current information nothing :)   Campus Center Tabling - Tuesday April 18
Everything More coffee available for purchase     Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
Getting more people to use the library sources Better movies with a more updated selection     Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
Has everything I need to do my homework or tools for me to get it done More History books Pencil sharpeners would help   Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
I appreciate how supportive the library staff is in trying to ensure teh success and enjoyment of the students. I believe the plan has been thouroughly thought out ans is complete. I hope the plan comes to fruition.   Campus Center Tabling - Tuesday April 18
I find it delightful. Especially (student name) at the front desk. I want a snack vending machine. More variety in movies.     Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
I like the access to current and relevant collections the most. I think it's important to stay up to date esp. in education and nursing research. Clarification on what user-centered library spaces are. More of an explanation on some of the goals. Student Online Survey
I like the idea of creating stronger relationships between staff and the students More academics events and programs     Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
I like the idea of having a user-centered library space. Also the increased relationship with faculty and students More academic support     Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
I like the plan a lot. Good plan. Great plan. I like how it encourages more interactions. Geniune friendship between librarians and students. Good stuff!   Campus Center Tabling - Tuesday April 18
I prefer to be alone when I study at the library so anything that promotes student-faculty interactions I frown upon. Anything to accommodate hunger in the library. Please leave me alone in the library.   Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
I think its a great plan. Well thought out and thouroughly devised agenda for success and student prosperity, enabling productivity. More student interaction cease the means of production   Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
I think that the plan is beneficial to the students Need more sneks Good job!   Campus Center Tabling - Tuesday April 18
idk idk more snacks   Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
Investing in more user-centered library spaces. There needs to be more accomodations for students in the libraries. There should be food options in the library, like a mini-cafe people can get food at because they aren't going to want to talk to Fireside and go back to the library.     Campus Center Tabling - Tuesday April 18
It seems to cover all the bases: that is, the purposes of an academic library. Specifics. For example, what makes a space user-centered? I'll be able to provide more feedback once the plan includes more concrete objectives. Faculty Online Survey
It's clear and compelling. Nothing comes to mind. Is the order of "research, teaching and learning, and civic engagement" intentional? Or, put another way, would listing teaching and learning before research be preferable as a way to indicate teaching and learning as a priority that comes before research? Staff Online Survey
It's fun to work there :) nothing     Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
It's short, so it can easily be remembered by your staff. It would help me if you had concrete examples for each goal. The examples wouldn't get published in your final version of the document, but would help me better understand each goal. Post the final version in prominent places around the library and online with concrete examples of how they are being met and when. For example, when a new user-centered space is installed, post information about where it is, maybe a photo, what the purpose is, and when it was installed. Staff Online Survey
It's very inclusive and education/research oriented for both faculty and students. You should consider bringing in authors to talk about their books and works to maybe try and get college students more interested in reading. I know students don't really have free time to read on their own but I know people who have never checked out books. Library visits should only be done during FYS class times or during a transfer student's orientation. I'm a sophomore and have been in 4 classes now that have taken visits to the library and learn how to use the search engines and everything. It's great material but I wish I didn't have to do it that many times. Student Online Survey
Makes library more widely used. -longer hours -vending machines     Campus Center Tabling - Tuesday April 18
More kids would study. More students would have higher GPAs. SNACKS!     Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
More kids would want to study coffee and snacks     Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
Open areas & a quiet environment longer weekend hrs., open classroom area     Campus Center Tabling - Tuesday April 18
Plan sounds solid. We would need a good amount of similar things to fireside and CC. Motivation to do it. and maybe money... We can do it. Love (student name)   Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
sounds good specializations by major -add current DVDs -longer hours on the weekends   Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
Strengthening partnerships between faculty and students. I think it is important that everyone on campus has a strong bond. n/a     Campus Center Tabling - Tuesday April 18
The access to current relevant collections Nothing     Campus Center Tabling - Tuesday April 18
The vision is very clear. I think goal #3 should also include staff, as many of us can also be partners in this effort. "Strengthen partnerships with faculty and staff..."   Staff Online Survey
This will help students to schedule. n/a     Campus Center Tabling - Tuesday April 18
To help the students nothing (student name) is awesome   Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20
User-centered library spaces (i.e. making the Library a great place to study). Saving money by curtailing the book budget. Books are great, but they are irrelevant to the current generation.   Faculty Online Survey
Well though out, very student-oriented. Condoms should be sold in the library to encourage safety AND knowledge! snack shack!   Campus Center Tabling - Thursday April 20