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University Library Strategic Plan

University Library Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan and Objectives

University Library Strategic Plan

In February each year the Library produces a strategic planning update, along with other Professional Services, which presents a framework for development for the following five year period. A set of objectives is then produced for each academic cycle, which is derived from the strategic plan and also takes account of ongoing developments in the University and the wider environment.

We have updated our strategic priorities and objectives for the coming year to reflect and support the University’s new strategies. The University Library’s strategic priorities and objectives have also been informed and shaped by the University’s core values of Excellence, Creativity and Impact, and follow the guiding principles of working together, visibly leading, freedom and opportunity to succeed and responding to current and future challenges.

The Library's strategic priorities and objectives.

Purpose of the University Library 

To develop, deliver and promote high quality information resources, services and study environments to support the teaching, research and engagement activity of the university.

The Library's Strategic Priorities and Objectives

The Library’s Strategic Priorities for the next five years are focused on the following themes:

SP1 - To support the delivery of an outstanding educational experience at Newcastle University
SP2 - To support the University’s commitment to improve access, success and progression among students from under-represented groups
SP3 - To provide effective and impactful support for the University’s research and researchers
SP4 - To support the global ambitions of the University through the provision of culturally diverse, widely accessible and constantly evolving information resources and services
SP5 - To develop, promote and exploit our unique and distinctive collections in the service of education, research and public engagement
SP6 - To demonstrate efficiency, effectiveness and financial sustainability in all our services and operations.

Within each Strategic Priority theme, the Strategic Objectives (SO) are as follows:

Jill Taylor-Roe, February 2019