Strategic Plan

Vision: To be a 21st century academic library focused on providing students and faculty with seamless and comprehensive access to information as well as spaces for active learning, teaching and interdisciplinary scholarship, thereby fueling UTSA’s ascent to national research university status.

Strategic Outcomes and Strategies

Outcome 1 > Students and faculty get what they need, when they need it.

Strategy 1.1 Create an integrated and unified way for users to successfully find information, services and expertise.
Strategy 1.2 Expand and continue improving reference services.
Strategy 1.3 Acquire and provide materials and services in a cost effective way that supports Tier One research and scholarship.

Outcome 2 > Users can find, evaluate and use information effectively.

Strategy 2.1 Continuously improve usability of and access to our resources and services.
Strategy 2.2 Provide information literacy and library research instruction.
Strategy 2.3 Provide research support and workshops. (graduate students and faculty)
Strategy 2.4 Analyze library use to improve services and demonstrate impact.

Outcome 3 > We have resources to support teaching, research, and knowledge creation that are appropriate for a top tier research university.

Strategy 3.1 Advance and promote unique special collections befitting a top tier research university.
Strategy 3.2 Develop and support new areas of expertise.
Strategy 3.3 Provide tools and support to improve teaching at UTSA.
Strategy 3.4 Provide tools and support for faculty research.
Strategy 3.5 Provide support for scholarly communication activities.

Outcome 4 >  We have the infrastructure necessary to support our outcomes and institutional priorities.

Strategy 4.1 Enhance our technology infrastructure.
Strategy 4.2 Provide ongoing support and improvements for Faculty Center.
Strategy 4.3 Maximize space use for collections, study, and instruction.
Strategy 4.4 Produce effective communications to elevate awareness regarding services, resources and expertise.