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Implementation, Resourcing and Assessment Framework

The Library will assess its progress on its Strategic Plan through annual review of progress and adjustment of strategies and initiatives. At the highest level, the Library seeks to demonstrate progress on its Strategic Plan through its support for university impact measures — student success, research impact, belongingness and organizational effectiveness. The assessment framework below aligns with the campus Strategic Plan, the Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence and Collective Impact (CI) themes and working groups.

As the Library launches the implementation of its Strategic Plan, Library employees, guided by a process including the Library Leadership Council, will help identify and prioritize the specific initiatives that will help the Library pursue our strategies. In addition to Library Leadership Council (LLC) members, all cross-programmatic Library committees and the Librarians Association of the University of California-San Diego (LAUC-SD) Ex-Comm (through LLC and the LAUC-SD Chair) will be invited to submit initiatives. On an annual basis, the Library will review progress towards strategies and initiatives and design Library-wide and Program goals that will focus investments for the coming year. The Library assesses goal progress quarterly through an online report and review process that tracks progress using a simple green/yellow/red rating for status as well as overall outcome/impact statements. Recognizing the value of collective impact approaches, the Library will prioritize CI-based partnerships across campus and within the Library when that approach helps us achieve greater impact through coordination.

Recognizing that accomplishing this plan will require the adjusted use of existing resources and the securing of new resources, the Library will ensure its budget process, philanthropic goals and investment decisions are aligned with our strategic priorities. To launch the plan, the Library will use one-time funds to support innovation and investments on an annual basis. Additional metrics will be identified and incorporated over time as needed to support work towards the long-term intended outcome.

Assessment Framework

These lists summarize the intended long-term outcomes for the strategies and pillars in the strategic plan. The framework will be used, adjusted and updated on an annual basis.

Pillar 1: Democratization of Knowledge

  • Center “open” in our collection development and management work

    Intended Outcome:
    The Library will be a campus leader and nationally recognized in enabling open scholarship, open data and open science.

  • Develop and digitize primary resource and archival collections in order to be more accessible and usable in teaching and research environments

    Intended Outcome:
    The Library will maximize the impact of its primary resource and archival collections through digitization, collaboration, storytelling and open access.

  • Maximize UC open access and collection management strategies, consortial licensing and purchasing to increase the richness and accessibility of scholarship

    Intended Outcome:
    The Library will leverage UC-wide consortial collection strategies to address local needs and support UC-wide purchasing through our California Digital Library collaboration.

Pillar 2: Innovation and Inquiry

  • Advance our users' ability to critically use, evaluate and synthesize information

    Intended Outcome:
    The Library will engage every student, postdoc and faculty member in their first year and work to advance a campus-wide understanding of information use principles.

  • Make Library spaces places for experimentation, academic growth and student leadership

    Intended Outcome:
    The students see our Library buildings as a place they influence and belong.

  • Anticipate evolving needs of users in delivering services and materials

    Intended Outcome:
    The Library meets user needs through service delivery modes aligned with informed by library professional expertise and aligned with user expectations.

Pillar 3: Social Justice

  • Place the voice of our community at the center of our work

    Intended Outcome:
    The Library embraces equity-informed leadership approaches in making prioritization and investment decisions and reflects the needs and values of our campus community.

  • Address opportunity gaps for students and faculty through areas of library investment

    Intended Outcome:
    The campus is a UC-wide and nation-wide leader in addressing course material costs. The Library’s investments in course materials and curricular supporting materials directly and positively address opportunity gaps experienced by students.

  • Contribute to the development of social justice awareness across campus

    Intended Outcome:
    The Library serves academic and institutional memory needs of campus EDI-focused groups and contributes to a campus-wide understanding of EDI principles and issues.

Pillar 4: Responsible Stewardship

  • Extend and leverage a people-first approach to Library leadership and management

    Intended Outcome:
    The Library places the employee at the center of our workflows and processes and aligns our operational work processes and capacity to create an operationally sustainable and positive working environment.

  • Maximize investments that directly benefit Library users

    Intended Outcome:
    The Library becomes a more impactful place of work through increased diversity and career pathway opportunities.

  • Implement continuous improvement methods to reduce the burden of work, and deliver measurable positive impacts on service performance

    Intended Outcome:
    The Library maximizes the impact of available resources by focusing investments on collections, spaces, employees and services that directly support learning and research activities.