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Teaching & Learning

Support the development of students who are successful researchers, scholars and informed citizens.

Goal Stewards :: Tara Baillargeon, Amy Cooper Cary, and Ed Sanchez
Planning Council Representative :: Elizabeth Gibes


Partner with both faculty and student services to integrate our instructional services and programs into campus curricula.

  • Pilot new approaches to integrating information literacy and scholarly communication into campus curricula
  • Incorporate resources from special collections and archives into curricula of the campus

Align the Libraries’ instructional programs with university program learning outcomes and assess the Libraries’ impact on student learning.

  • Identify learning outcomes from courses in key programs in order to determine the need for additional library support



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Research & Scholarship

Leverage library expertise to advance collaboration in research and discovery.

Goal Stewards :: Scott Mandernack, Joan Sommer, and Tara Baillargeon
Planning Council Representative :: Katie Blank


Collaborate with faculty and appropriate departments and units to increase librarian engagement in the research process.

  • Collaborate across library departments to expand and promote liaison understanding of and their role in supporting faculty research

Expand the Libraries’ capacity to advance campus initiatives in digital scholarship.

  • Concentrate library expertise and resources in digital scholarship into a single service point and develop a knowledgebase of digital scholarship tools

Develop and implement appropriate library support services for research data management.

  • Consult with ORSP and faculty researchers on the development of data management plans for grant proposals

Create and refine spaces, services, and programs that support the use of digital tools and the creation and use of digital scholarly content.

  • Build sandbox to promote investigation of tools in support of digital scholarship, in particular, those related to mapping, visualization and faculty research

Increase the Libraries’ capacity to acquire and manage new forms of digital scholarly content, including data sets and multimedia.

  • Research and implement a scalable storage platform for the maintenance and preservation of digital resources including datasets



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Collections & Scholarly Resources

Develop and implement agile collection building strategies, policies, and procedures to address evolving curricular and research needs in the context of the changing marketplace.

Goal Stewards :: Scott Mandernack and Amy Cooper Cary
Planning Council Representative :: Ann Montez and Tom Doyle


Align acquisitions with current and projected academic programs and initiatives.

  • Investigate data reports that are available to support evidence-based acquisition decisions

Optimize access and discovery to enhance teaching, learning, and research.

  • Through membership in the Digital Public Library of America, contribute unique collections of digitized images for greater discoverability and access to materials held in cultural heritage organizations around the country.

Increase Libraries’ capacity to acquire and access information resources in all formats.

  • Advocate for further capitalization of electronic resources and implement revised payment practices

Build out an adaptable, sustainable infrastructure that supports the full life cycle of digital scholarly content, from creation to preservation and access.

  • Continue to investigate infrastructure needs of the library to manage a range of digitized and born-digital materials, streaming videos, and virtual storage
  • Improve accessibility of electronic information through assessment and compliance with WCAG 2 AA and Section 508 web accessibility standards including closed captioning for video materials



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A Culture of Inclusion

Promote and sustain a learning and workplace environment that values and engages all students, faculty, and staff.

Goal Stewards :: Ed Sanchez and Jean Zanoni
Planning Council Representative :: Elisa Coghlan


Recruit and cultivate a diverse and inclusive workforce.

  • Review the library-specific results of the Climate Study to identify possible action items

Strengthen services and support to students and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

  • Enhance partnerships with the Office of International Education, the Equal Opportunity Program and the Cristo Rey School

Ensure representation of diverse cultures, perspectives, and ideas within library collections and scholarly resources.

  • Identify and acquire resources that document diverse cultures and communities

Collaborate with culturally diverse communities in metropolitan Milwaukee.

  • Participate in volunteer activities sponsored by Milwaukee College Prep



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Engagement & Collaboration

Grow the Libraries’ role in catalyzing learning, scholarship, and social justice across campus and in the community.

Goal Stewards :: Janice Welburn and Jean Zanoni
Planning Council Representative :: Elisa Coghlan


Create new opportunities for collaboration across campus, Milwaukee, and Jesuit higher education.

  • Collaborate with other repositories, such as DPLA or local professional groups. to explore opportunities to share expertise in electronic records, digitization, metadata and other areas of digital content
  • Continue to seek funding for the Dorothy Day digitization project with the CRRA collaborators

Cultivate donor relations that support programming, collections, and other initiatives.

  • Work with the Libraries’ advancement officer to develop a fundraising strategy
  • Identify and prioritize current and new initiatives that will appeal to donors
  • Develop a fundraising narrative for the Libraries and ensure that Advancement and Libraries staff are well versed in it

Employ integrated communication strategies to promote the Libraries’ resources and services.

  • Continue to leverage social media and other digital tools to promote library collections and services
  • Develop and implement a strategic communications plan for the Libraries



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Organizational Sustainability & Effectiveness

Sustain a vital organization that serves as a leader on campus and beyond by advancing the strategic initiatives of the University.

Goal Stewards :: Jean Zanoni, Ed Sanchez, and Joan Sommer
Planning Council Representative :: TBD


Support personal growth and development through continuous learning.

  • Host a session on Ignatian values and pedagogy and how they can be applied to the work in the library

Provide space and technologies needed by staff to accomplish current and future initiatives.

  • Add Marquette Cash capability for payment of DMS, Class Reserve, and Circulation fines

Assess operations, organizational structures, and facilities using qualitative and quantitative data to ensure efficiency and sustainability and enrich learning and research.

  • Inventory and assess current and near-future technology needs
  • Continue strategic weeding / deaccessioning projects for large collections
  • Collect and analyze data to evaluate e-book preference and use among faculty and students



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