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Wilcox Library Assessment: Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Initiatives


1.       Wilcox Library Archives – To preserve and make accessible the historic record of William Penn University.

a.       Protect materials in accordance with archival practices (we have a real mess right now)

b.      Complete the move to the new location

c.       Storage and organization of photographs

d.      Continued digitization of the collection

e.      Acquisitions policy



2.       Building Renewal – provide space that supports a diverse community students and faculty evolving research and learning needs and supports academic success. The library building will be fifty years old in 2014 and it shows!  

a.       Systematically upgrade each section of the building over the next five years

b.      Esthetically enhance library spaces.

c.       Supply technology tools that improve library learning spaces.

d.      Ensure availability library spaces for contemplative and collaborative learning.

e.      Build handicap accessible public restrooms.

f.        Using the building usage assessment tool, repurpose library space for current student and University needs.



3.       Student retention –Ensure the library contributes to a positive welcoming campus atmosphere and provides excellent and essential service to students.

a.       Partner with Career Services, Academic Resource Center, Information Services and the Academic Coaches on retention activities.

b.      Construct staff development activities in support of excellence in service.

c.       Collaborate with Academic Technology and Information Services in creation of a campus wide knowledge base.


4.       Provide expedited discovery and access to scholarly collections and resources, for students and faculty at point and place of need.

a.       Simplify resource discovery and access to materials by migration to a new federated search interface.

b.      Continually evaluate electronic resource to ensure relevancy to the University curriculum.

c.       Seek and secure resources of significance to the Society of Friends in support of the University mission.