Mission & Strategic Plan

Mission & Strategic Plan

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

Creighton University Libraries are dedicated to fostering social justice in the community, region and throughout the world.

Our Mission

Creighton University Libraries uphold the University's mission through the provision of resources, services, and spaces for teaching and learning.

Strategic Plan FY22-24

There are four major areas of focus in the University Libraries Strategic Plan:

Build talent to deliver next generation library services

Build talent to deliver next generation library services

 

  • Develop and maintain a team of highly skilled information professionals who remain current with the shifting landscape of scholarly information, research, and publishing. 
  • Advocate for professional positions necessary to deliver high quality library services. 

 

Actively engage with the campus community

Actively engage with the campus community

 

  • Promote library services and resources to campus constituent groups. 
  • Offer programmed events on information topics and trends for faculty, students, and staff. 
  • Support and participate in grant funding opportunities offered through state, regional, and national organizations. 
  • Develop new partnerships between the University Libraries and other departments, colleges, and schools on campus and institutions within the community. 

 

Transform services to support the changing landscape within higher education

Transform services to support the changing landscape within higher education

 

  • Establish a culture of ongoing assessment and evidence-based decision making within the University Libraries. 
  • Increase library services to support research data management at the University.  
  • Strengthen the library liaison program to increase partnerships with faculty. 
  • Offer a schedule of library workshops on new resources or information topics.  
  • Build collections, services, and spaces that supports inclusion of an increasingly diverse student population. 

 

Establish the University Libraries as one library enterprise

Establish the University Libraries as one library enterprise

 

  • Evaluate physical collections and complete weeding in preparation for space consolidation.  
  • Redesign the University Libraries webpages, branding the libraries as one system. 
  • Deliver recommendations for modifying the space in Reinert Alumni Memorial Library to accommodate combined collections and personnel. 
  • Merge policies, procedures, and practices of libraries and merge content within the integrated library system.