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University Libraries Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

West Chester University Libraries is engaging in a strategic planning process to imagine our shared future for the next 2-3 years. This process is designed to identify goals, strategies, and key performance indicators to align with the University strategic plan and help us “row better together.” 

This plan requires active participation of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and external partners to be successful. We have created a Steering Committee, responsible for ensuring an evidence-based and community-engaged process and plan. Working Groups will draft proposed areas of action, focus, and metrics to track our progress. However, for those proposals to be strong, we want to hear from you. 

Ways to provide input

1Take this short survey. (Note the survey will be open through February 29, 2024)

University Libraries Survey

2Attend a listening session.

Upcoming Campus Listening Sessions

Date Time Audience FHG Library Location
February 8th 9:00 - 9:45 AM WCU Administrators Room 409 (with Zoom option)*
February 8th 10:00 - 10:45 AM WCU Staff Room 409 (with Zoom option)*
February 8th 12:00 - 12:45 PM WCU Students Room 252
February 22nd 9:00 - 9:45 AM WCU Faculty Room 409 (with Zoom option)*
February 22nd 10:00 - 10:45 AM Open Session Zoom*
February 22nd 12:00 - 12:45 PM WCU Students Room 252

*For information sessions with a Zoom option, please join using one of the links below:

Proposed Timeline

Note: Dates are estimated and will be adjusted as needed.
Date Benchmarks
November - December 2023
  • Formed strategic planning committee and developed the process framework.
January - February 2024
  • Meet with campus stakeholders.
  • Gather and synthesize data.
March - mid-April 2024
  • Draft strategic plan
mid-April - May 2024
  • Meet with campus stakeholders to gather feedback.
  • Revise and finalize strategic plan.
  • Library units draft implementation plan.
June - August 2024
  • Produce final copy.

Fall 2024

  • Implement the plan.
  • Invite strategic plan feedback.

Strategic Planning Steering Committee

Membership
Name Title
Regina Braidotti Special Material Cataloging Technician
Deirdre Childs Interim Associate Dean for Public Services
Gary Childs Assistant Professor, Engineering (STEM-H) Librarian
Nadine Conrad Library Administrative Assistant
Leigh Dawson Music Library Technician
Jill Dixon Dean of University Libraries
Hunter King Music Library Technician
Anne Larrivee Assistant Professor, Collection Strategist Librarian
Jennifer O'Leary Interlibrary Loan Technician
Kelly Shea Electronic Resources Technician
Kerry Walton Interim Associate Dean for Academic Services