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Vogel Library Strategic Plan

January 2024 - December 2025 (Published January 16, 2024)

Strategic Initiative G:
Uplift the whole person while empowering and inspiring creativity

Goal 1: Participate in fall student orientation in new and creative ways to cement the library as a space of ingenuity and excellence for incoming students

Point Person: Information Literacy and Community Engagement Librarian

Supporting: Library Personnel, Student Life Office

Narrative: The Library has traditionally not been a participant in back-to-school or student orientation activities though participated for the first time in Fall 2023. The Library will work to have greater involvement in orientation by offering supporting events and opportunities to introduce new and returning students to the Library spaces, services, and personnel prior to the start of the academic year.

coming soon on a sign - icon created by Aranagraphics at Flaticon   Status: Planned for Jul-Aug 2025

Goal 2: Utilize the Kreativwerkstatt (makerspace) as an area for creative pursuits for students, faculty, and campus organizations

Point Person: Interlibrary Loan and Evening Supervisor

Supporting: Library Personnel

Narrative: The Kreativewerkstatt has been in development to past two years and formal use policies adopted in Fall 2023. A soft launch of the space has been initiated but not capitalized. The makerspace will be promoted as a space for creative programming for formal Library events, academic classroom support, and drop-in opportunities for student and student group use.

work in progress words - icon created by Aranagraphics at Flaticon   Status: In Progress

Goal 3: Introduce new and highlight existing circulating collections that uplift joy and happiness (games & leisure reading)

Point Person: Information Literacy and Student Success Librarian

Supporting: Circulation Services Supervisor, Technical Services Supervisor, Interlibrary Loan and Evening Supervisor

Narrative: Student feedback gathered in November 2023 highlighted a need for leisure reading. The Library will continue its partnership with the Waverly Public Library while expanding and promoting our own leisure offerings.

work in progress words - icon created by Aranagraphics at Flaticon   Status: In Progress

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