January 19, 2021

Academic Libraries: Dalhousie University Libraries Publishes “Refreshed Version” of Strategic Plan

Direct to Full Text: Vision 2015: Dalhousie University Libraries Strategic Alignment (10 pages; PDF)

From the Introduction to the Plan by Donna Bourne-Tyson, Dalhousie University Librarian:

The Strategic Alignment Plan addresses the major trends affecting libraries and all universities today: complex information environments, changes in learning, teaching, user behavior and expectations, shrinking budgets, and the heightened importance of collaboration among researchers and library staff. Success for the Dal Libraries will depend on our ability to provide pervasive access to scholarly information resources, the development of innovative tools and spaces, empowered users able to exercise control over their information environment, and the contributions of knowledgeable, flexible and innovative staff.

These four principles will be used to propel the Dalhousie Libraries towards success: learning, discovery, innovation, and engagement.

  • We must select, develop and manage targeted resources that stimulate learning.
  • We must empower our users to navigate the information landscape for transformative discoveries.
  • We must support the quest for innovation through both serendipity and systematic research.
  • We must fully engage our communities to collectively develop excellent libraries for Dalhousie faculty, staff and students, and support the University’s aspirations to become Canada’s best university

Direct to Full Text: Vision 2015: Dalhousie University Libraries Strategic Alignment (10 pages; PDF)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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