University of Toronto Libraries Posts Draft of 2013-2018 Strategic Plan
We know many of you find reviewing the strategic plans of various libraries both interesting and useful.
With that in mind here’s a copy of the recently published (draft) of the U. of Toronto Libraries (UTL) 2013-2018 plan titled, “Charting the Future.”
UTL is the largest academic library system in Canada and the third largest in North America.
From the U. of Toronto Libraries Web Site:
The draft plan is the result of substantive consultations that took place through the 2012 – 2013 academic year with the University of Toronto community of faculty, students and staff; library staff in both the central system and in our partner libraries on all three campuses; and with our peers both locally and abroad in the larger library and archives communities. We are grateful to the hundreds of faculty, students, staff and colleagues who took the time to send emails, talk with us, respond to surveys, participate in focus groups, submit reports, and who agreed to be interviewed for their expertise. This plan is enriched by the many voices that care passionately about the University of Toronto Libraries.
From the Plan:
To achieve our ambitions,we have developed a plan that outlines four key priorities in the coming years.Our choices are focused on serving the needs of researchers.
• We will grow our world class collections, expanding our strengths in both traditional and emerging directions in scholarship.
• We will provide innovative services and spaces that inspire the generation of ideas and build a sense of community.
• We will strengthen our relationships with our many stakeholders,and engage dynamically with the community of researchers both locally and abroad.
• We will achieve these tasks through careful stewardship of our resources,and the expert knowledge of our excellent staff.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.