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Goal 3

Be a unified university library that is collaborative, integrative, and effective


Build strategic partnerships across WVU and with community groups

In recognizing that collaboration can foster creative approaches to meet the needs of the WVU community, WVUL will work to develop partnerships with relevant groups across the University and in our communities. 

Sample Actions

  • Make committee decision-making transparent by documenting via Confluence and the WVUL website 
  • Adopt a project management philosophy to improve the process for everyone involved regarding ease, communication, and effectiveness 

Be proactive in assessing and implementing process-driven work  

We strive to continuously assess and improve our collaborative efforts through engaging in process-driven work. Process-driven work will foster more collaboration, sharing, and replication so there will be less uncertainty or duplication of effort. Adopting iterative, flexible, and process-driven approaches will better position us to meet the changing needs of library users.

Sample Actions

  • Continue partnerships with Center for Service Learning, Humanities Center, Office of Graduate Education and Life 
  • Develop ways for community members to be more involved in the process of collecting community archives

Engage in inclusive decision-making based on assessment and data   
Meets Goals 3 & 4

Since decision making can favor the perspectives and values of those in power, e.g. department heads and committee chairs, decision makers will balance incorporating relevant assessment and data while being inclusive of diverse groups. Assessment may include both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Sample Actions

  • Make committee decision-making transparent by documenting via Confluence
  • Develop an assessment plan early on in a project lifecycle 

Provide excellent equity and data-informed library services      
Meets Goals 3 & 4

To meet the changing needs of students, faculty, and staff at an R1 land-grant university, we will provide excellent services by integrating relevant data in an equitable way to better understand the landscape and to improve services.

Sample Actions

  • Identify ways to better meet the needs of non-traditional student populations (e.g. international, commuting, and veteran students) through inclusive processes that respect and include students’ perspectives 
  • When creating safety procedures and working with UPD, consider whether it is safe for everyone, e.g. for people of various races, genders, and other social identities