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Library Instruction Strategic Planning: Home

Library Instruction Strategic Planning Task Force

Carol McAuliffe (lead)
Isabel Silver
Ben Walker
Jana Ronan



   - Revise SWOT Summary statement, post to LibGuide, and sythenize new edits from Jana and Ben.

   - Finish Technology Infrastructure / Communication Chart with Judith Roberts

Jana and Ben

   - Finalize annotated bibliographies and summarize into a few paragraphs.

   - Review draft SWOT Summary (once reloaded) and uploaded drafts to LibGuide


    - Add additional resources to the LibGuide


Mission Statement

To develop, implement, and promote a dynamic, comprehensive, and technologically-relevant information literacy* program in support of the university’s mission of teaching, research, and service, in partnership with the academic community.


 *Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information (ALA, ACRL)

October 2012

Strategic Planning Steps

1) Mission Statement

- Review current library goals and mission.

- Create mission statement that is empowering, visionary, but also realistic.

2) Assessment

- Analyze library instruction stats recorded in LibAnalytics.

- Conduct literature review of student instruction needs.

- Document current communication structure for instruction technology needs on campus.

3) S. W. O. T.

- S.W.O.T Analysis by Task Force

- S.W.O.T Analysis by Library Instruction Committee

- Compare and contrast the two S.W.O.T. analysises and find common themes.

- Begin to think about how we can best combat weaknesses and threats with our strengths and opportunities.

4) Formulate Strategic Plan

- Determine 3 to 4 specific goals for the Library Instructional Program - including the Framework Values as identified by Admin

- Develop action plan to meet those goals looking at both long term and short term needs.

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