strategic plan, libraries, research, education, engagement


Academic libraries, like the institutions they support, are facing a landscape characterized by an accelerating rate of change, shrinking revenue streams, and a greater focus on educational outcomes. Libraries also are faced with meeting faculty needs related to new modes of scholarly communication and funding mandates, the imperative to demonstrate our value in support of the University’s teaching and research missions, and a renewed focus on supporting goals and initiatives identified by the University.

For UCF Libraries Research, Education, and Engagement division (comprised of the Curriculum Materials Center, Information Literacy and Outreach, Research and Information Services, and the Office of Scholarly Communication), this environment imparts a sense of urgency as well as an opportunity to take a strategic and proactive stance in developing, offering, and marketing innovative library services that meet the needs of a large metropolitan research institution.

The goals and supporting strategies defined in this document support learning and scholarship in the 21st century by promoting a culture of innovation and collaboration, by optimally deploying scarce staff resources, and by using sustainable and scalable methods to meet student and faculty teaching and research needs at the University. Our strategic plan complements and supports the President’s Five Goals, the Provost’s Initiatives, the University and IT&R Strategic Plans, and other institutional priorities. To present library programming and services in ways that help University administrators understand the connection to their needs the strategic plan is written to the President’s Five Goals.

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Number of Pages

9 p.


Information Technology & Resources


University Libraries


John C. Hitt Library


Information Services & Scholarly Communication



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