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 2018-2020

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

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

Projects: Innovative technology, qualitative research, native reserves system, JPL third floor renovation, Wikipedia edit-a-thon.
Strategic Investments: Open Educational Resources (OER), diversity and inclusion, User Experience (UX) 

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

Goal 1: Establish 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 supporting UTSA’s research enterprise. 

Projects: Digital repository, data governance
Strategic Investments: Ven a Comer, Special Collections

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. 

Projects: Climate Survey, data governance
Strategic Investments: Organizational governance, strategic hiring/re-classes