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Mission & Goals

The F.W. Olin Library is central to the pursuit of knowledge by the Drury community. Olin Library advances Drury University’s mission by:

  • teaching information literacy skills that enhance academic success and lifelong learning
  • providing timely access to the information resources that support the academic and administrative needs of the university
  • maintaining an environment conducive to research and learning
  • retaining highly-qualified faculty and staff who are committed to excellence and responsive to user needs

Mission approved by Olin Library staff, 7/11/11

F. W. Olin Library Goals & Objectives for 2011-12

1. Reinvigorate liaison relationships with departments to engage faculty and students

  • Define library liaison program
  • Examine how the library can support changes related to curriculum revision and work on the Strategic Imperatives
  • Work with departmental faculty to incorporate library resources into course assignments
  • Communicate benefits of library liaison program to departmental faculty
  • Speak to new faculty about library liaison program

2. Implement library’s information literacy program

  • Define and plan librarian presence in every section of Alpha Seminar
  • Coordinate IL program objectives with the provision of reference services
  • Coordinate in-house training for new resources
  • Develop means to measure success for IL learning outcomes and teaching performance

3. Collaborate with others on campus to shape and improve a technological infrastructure adequate to support the information delivery programs of the library

  • Improve communication with Technology Services
  • Partner with Technology Services to solve networked printing problems (log calls)
  • Advocate for computer upgrades for library faculty and staff (including reference desk and circulation desk computers)

4. Engage CGCS to improve the level of services offered

  • Survey CGCS site administrators, faculty, and student needs
  • Determine what services are feasible for CGCS

5. Evaluate journal and database collections

  • Determine whether our database mix supports curriculum
  • Review journal subscriptions for possible cancellations
  • Replace print journals with electronic where practical
  • Plan for journal collection space constraints
  • Ensure that all collection changes are reflected in Millennium and on the Website

6. Maintain an effective Web presence that supports the teaching, learning, and research goals of the university

  • Create or discovery online tutorials for software and databases
  • Monitor technology landscape to identify library applications and trends
  • Solicit Website feedback from faculty and students

7. Enhance public relations

  • Hire student worker to lead marketing efforts (Marketing Coordinator)
  • Sponsor special events related to literature, reading, information literacy, and the book arts
  • Connect library to current campus events through displays, Website calendar, and Website announcements
  • Communicate library policies to university personnel across campus

8. Revise budget allocation process and develop more precise budget tracking methods

  • Collect input from library faculty and staff, re: planned expenses for year
  • Benchmarks for monographs expenditures
  • Adjust budget based on new fund lines
  • Working with fund managers, develop a method to track each fund line

9. Assess public service staffing model

  • Review procedures for reference referrals, revise as necessary
  • Create policy and procedures related to software support for students

10. Review plans for library response to natural disasters and other emergencies

  • Assign emergency procedures responsibilities (staff and students)
  • Confirm location and condition of emergency kits
  • Establish responsibilities for after-hours disaster response
  • Campus Security (Serene Deeds) review of procedures
  • Work with Serene Deeds to connect building fire alarm with outside world

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