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), Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, 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, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, 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, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Community Engagement, Process Improvement, Optimizing Work Modalities
Projects: Assessment Tool and Data Governance (replace LibPas), Staff Work Modalities, Box Tracking Tool, Leganto, CD

Diversity statement

The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.