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ֱ Libraries Annual Plan 2023-2024

September 1, 2023 – December 31, 2024

Updated May 15, 2024


1. Transform library space and services to offer technology-rich, multi-functional areas, and services that inspire excellence

Objective Owner Status
1.1 Launch the renovated Schulich Library of Physical Science, Life Science and Engineering Associate Dean, Research and Scholarship Complete
1.2 Deliver the ֱ Collections Centre in Valleyfield Trenholme Dean of Libraries Complete
1.3 Move collections and deliver library services at the Collections Centre

Associate Dean, Collections Services

In progress
1.4 Realize the Fiat Lux project Trenholme Dean of Libraries In progress
1.5 Fundraise an additional $50 million dollars for Fiat Lux Trenholme Dean of Libraries In progress
1.6Develop the Libraries' services program for the New Vic Project Vice-Dean of Libraries In progress
1.7 Formalize the renovation and deferred maintenance processes throughout the library system, identify and implement prioritized and approved projects Director of Administration In progress
1.8 Plan and prepare for the post-pilot phase at 550 Sherbrooke Vice-Dean of Libraries In progress
1.9 Provide training and resources for all staff to thrive in new environments Director of Administration In progress
1.10 Develop and implement across branch libraries robust, ֱ-thinking, and cross-disciplinary programming in the following areas: Digital Scholarship, Research Data Management, Knowledge Syntheses, and Geospatial data and information Associate Dean, Research & Scholarship Complete
1.11 Develop and implement open science and open data program. Continue to support open-access activities Associate Dean, Research & Scholarship In progress
1.12 Investigate opportunities for Open Education Resources Associate Dean, Research & Scholarship Not yet started
1.13 Develop an action plan to restructure and strengthen ֱ Archives Trenholme Dean of Libraries Complete
1.14 Evaluate library spaces and signage to make the best use of each in the interest of improving functionality for students Associate Dean, Teaching & Learning In progress
1.15 Establish the borrowing collection at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library Associate Dean, Teaching & Learning In progress

2. Ensure stewardship of print materials

Objective Owner Status
2.1 Plan the conservation of printed collections Trenholme Dean of Libraries In progress
2.2 Plan for the expansion of the Collections Centre Trenholme Dean of Libraries In progress

3. Maximize the impact of ֱ Libraries' significant holdings by enhancing digital access to and engagement with its collections

Objective Owner Status
3.1 Develop an infrastructure plan for ֱ's digital content that includes guiding principles and processes to scale, preserve, implement and sustain digital technology at ֱ

Associate Dean, Library Technology

Complete
3.2 Digital collections and digitization strategy

Associate Dean, Library Technology

In progress
3.3 Ensure security of ֱ Libraries' digital systems and content

Associate Dean, Library Technology

In progress

4. Deepen ֱ Libraries' commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, as well as Indigenous initiatives through the creation of formal action plans

Objective Owner Status
4.1 Deepen engagement with equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility (EDIA) work through the development of an action plan that advances EDIA in Library collections, services, spaces, and staffing

Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives

In progress
4.2 In collaboration with the Office for Indigenous Initiatives, formalize the Libraries' Indigenous initiatives through the development of an action plan that advances Indigenous participation, representation, and reconciliation in Library collections, services, spaces, and staffing Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives In progress

5. Create a strong sense of community and purpose-driven work and empower ֱ Libraries' staff to feel listened to, safe, and acknowledged through enhanced communication, collaborative decision-making, and knowledge sharing

Objective Owner Status
5.1 Foster employee engagement by strengthening two-way, internal communication efforts to enhance decision-making practices Trenholme Dean of Libraries In progress
5.2 Increase the effectiveness of our hiring, onboarding and retention practices Director of Administration In progress
5.3 Evaluate workplace environment in ROAAr and create an action plan based on results Trenholme Dean of Libraries In progress
5.4 Strengthen organizational operations with updated documentation and tools Trenholme Dean of Libraries In progress

6. Strengthen the Libraries' reputation and awareness of its services with the ֱ community

Objective Owner Status
6.1 Redesign the Libraries' website

Vice-Dean of Libraries

In progress
6.2 Develop and implement communications plan to raise the visibility of library services Vice-Dean of Libraries In progress
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