Strategic Plan

To be the model for a new breed of 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.

2013-2014 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 Improve quality and consistency of reference service.
Strategy 1.3 Develop an infrastructure to maintain high-use physical items in appropriate locations.
Strategy 1.4 Provide spaces in the digital classroom with seating for 100-120 students.

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

Strategy 2.1 Improve our capacity to support general student learning outcomes through pilot programs and in-house training.
Strategy 2.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of instructional materials.

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

Strategy 3.1 Evaluate platforms for life cycle management of born digital content.
Strategy 3.2 Increase use of our digital Special Collections.
Strategy 3.3 Cultivate and steward library donors and friends.

Outcome 4 >  New knowledge is created, shared and applied.

Strategy 4.1 Collaborate with faculty, students and campus partners to create high-quality intellectual content.
Strategy 4.2 Develop a copyright/scholarly communication support system for faculty.
Strategy 4.3 Develop high-quality, interactive online exhibits for students and the general public.

Outcome 5 >  Faculty will succeed in teaching, research and service.

Strategy 5.1 Understand UTSA faculty needs and perceptions.
Strategy 5.2 Centralize faculty development content, services and expertise for ease of access.
Strategy 5.3 Raise awareness among UTSA faculty of library collections.

Outcome 6 >  The overall quality of teaching and research at UTSA improves.

Strategy 6.1 Improve NTT and TA Orientation Programs.
Strategy 6.2 Collaborate with faculty and other campus partners to develop workshops.

Infrastructure Improvements >

Infrastructure 1 Investigate Summon’s full capabilities and API to make our information, services and expertise more findable.
Infrastructure 2 Migrate to PeopleSoft and create new administrative workflows where needed.
Infrastructure 3 Send fines and fees to the Bursar’s office.

The UTSA Libraries Strategic Plan supports and reflects the initiatives outlined in UTSA 2016: A Shared Vision.