January 16, 2022

UC Berkeley Library Releases New Strategic Plan

From a UC Berkeley Library Blog Post by Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, University Librarian:

We live in a time of remarkable and rapid change in the information environment and in the nature of public support for higher education. While the fundamental purpose of the University Library has not changed, the portfolio of strategies for fulfilling that purpose must evolve to meet new circumstances and opportunities.

Today, we share with you the Library’s strategic plan. Over the past year, we have engaged the entire organization, faculty and students, and external advisors in an effort to rethink how the Library can better serve and enrich this great university — and the world beyond — in the exciting years ahead.


The University Library will be a leader and partner in creating and implementing ideas and services that advance research, teaching and learning.

We have identified four strategic directions:

Improve how scholars access resources

Help develop emerging areas of scholarship

Grow as an adaptive learning organization

Tell our story to build community and cultivate relationships


Direct to Strategic Plan Website

Direct to One-Page Summary (1 page; 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.