Strategic Directions

To support the strategic goals of the University of South Florida, the consolidated USF Libraries will achieve a level of excellence supporting our aspiration to become a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

  1. Develop Distinctive Collections:Develop and promote distinctive and deeply curated research collections of demonstrated value to institutional and global research communities
    • 1.1 Design and implement a long-term technology strategy to support digital collections of distinction
    • 1.2 Identify opportunities to discover, promote and integrate distinctive USF Libraries research collections into the teaching and research of the academic community.
    • 1.3 Promote and facilitate open access as a means to increase the visibility and impact of USF faculty and student scholarly and creative work.
    • 1.4 As part of the university’s strategic realignment, evaluate all recurring resources to optimize and refocus collection expenditures.
  1. Enhance Service Models: Establish a service profile employing emerging methodologies and digital tools to deliver a) innovative, high-impact support for discipline-based and multidisciplinary research among faculty and graduate students and b) efficient, high-impact support for undergraduate student success
    • 2.1 Implement, promote, and assess the “One-USF” Libraries digital information and data literacy program that supports faculty and student teaching, learning, and research.
    • 2.2 Collaborate with university units to foster student success, support high-impact practices, and extend library reach and impact across the university community.
    • 2.3 Migrate to updated and/or central platforms to improve discoverability and user experience in navigating the USF Libraries’ online and print collections.
  1. Increase Research Contributions:Increase the volume and impact of research contributions to the profession
    • 3.1 Support faculty librarians and other professionals to submit one presentation and peer-reviewed article or equivalent publication per year

Strategic Goals Archive

  • 2020
    To support the strategic goals of the University of South Florida, the consolidated USF Libraries will achieve a level of excellence supporting our aspiration to become a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

    1. Develop Distinctive Collections: Develop and promote distinctive and deeply curated research collections of demonstrated value to institutional and global research communities
      • 1.1 Advance consideration of a USF Libraries center for digital heritage and spatial collections
      • 1.2 Design and implement a long-term technology strategy to support digital collections of distinction
    2. Enhance Service Models: Establish a service profile employing emerging methodologies and digital tools to deliver a) innovative, high-impact support for discipline-based and multidisciplinary research among faculty and graduate students and b) efficient, high-impact support for undergraduate student success
      • 2.1 Recruit two librarians, one to lead a Research Platform Team (RPT) serving the Muma College of Business and one to lead an RPT to support digital humanities research
      • 2.2 Launch the proposed undergraduate success service model in collaboration with Student Success
    3. Increase Research Contributions: Increase the volume and impact of research contributions to the profession
      • 3.1 Support faculty librarians and other professionals to submit one peer-reviewed article or equivalent publication per year
  • 2013-2018

    Mission and Strategic Goals for 2013 – 2018

    The USF Libraries strengthen and enhance the teaching, learning, research and service missions of the University by delivering exceptional and innovative services; employing robust information resource management and delivery strategies; and establishing rich partnerships to drive creation and dissemination of new scholarship for our knowledge-driven global environment.

    Strategic Goal 1:

    Expand information management services for scholarly communication and inter-disciplinary research, teaching and learning.

    Strategic Goal 2:

    Acquire and preserve collections of national distinction in targeted inter-disciplinary fields, reflecting institutional strategic directions.

    Strategic Goal 3:

    Sustain and expand a library instruction program in collaboration with faculty which is continuously assessed for its effectiveness and impact on student academic success.

    Strategic Goal 4:

    Continuously improve library operations, facilities, services, programs, and collections to better meet the research, teaching and learning needs of faculty, staff, and students.