Strategic Plan


As a nationally recognized research library, we fuel UTSA’s ascent to becoming a premier public research university.


The UTSA Libraries advance research and education, stimulate discovery and creativity, and engage and transform our diverse communities by providing distinctive expertise, high-quality information resources, inspirational spaces, and innovative and responsive services.

Strategic Goals 2021-2023

Destination 1: UTSA Libraries will be a model for supporting student success. 

Goal 1: Create user experiences that advance teaching, learning, research and student success.
Goal 2: Be a national model for Hispanic-thriving libraries.
Goal 3: Partner with faculty to advance innovative teaching, learning, research and scholarship.

Strategic Investments: Heart of the Campus, OER, User Experience (physical and digital), Digital Scholarship, Special Collections, Adaptability/Responsiveness to Changes in Higher Education, User Service
Projects: Leganto, CDL, Third Floor Project, Room Reservation, Physical Collection Reduction

Destination 2: UTSA Libraries will be a nationally recognized research library. 

Goal 1: Establish and grow new revenue streams. 
Goal 2: Continue to build distinctive research collections documenting the diverse histories and development of San Antonio and South Texas.
Goal 3: Strategically expand our collections and services supporting UTSA’s research enterprise.
Goal 4: Create an infrastructure to advance digital scholarship initiatives.

Strategic Investments: Community Engagement, Research Infrastructure, Special Collections, Digital Preservation and Stewardship, Scholarly Communication, Digital Scholarship
Projects: History of Music Book, UTSA Press, Mexican American Civil Rights Tour, Digital Repository, Digital Preservation Framework

Destination 3: UTSA Libraries will be an exemplar for organizational effectiveness and innovation. 

Goal 1: Continuously improve the processes that fuel our goals. 
Goal 2: Cultivate strategic intramural and extramural partnerships. 
Goal 3: Recruit, develop and retain excellent and diverse staff. 
Goal 4: Develop skill sets for critical and emerging areas. 

Strategic Investments: Project Management, Governance, Assessment, Professional Development, Community Engagement, Process Improvement, Optimizing Work Modalities
Projects: Assessment Tool and Data Governance (replace LibPas), Staff Work Modalities, Box Tracking Tool, Leganto, CD