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University Libraries

University Libraries 2020


  • VISION: The University Libraries will be recognized as premier academic research libraries that advance intellectual discovery by connecting people with knowledge.
  • MISSION: Provide outstanding resources, experts, services and spaces to enrich the research, learning, teaching and creative activities of UB faculty, students and staff as well as the local and global community members we serve.
  • VALUES: Excellent service. Collaboration, innovation and creativity. Inclusiveness and respect for the individual. Accountability for our actions and decisions. Ongoing, open communication.

COMMUNITIES: FOCUS ON UB FACULTY, STUDENTS AND STAFF

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  • Create e-Textbooks Portal
  • Develop Library User Code of Conduct
  • Develop a process and strategic plan in creating and promoting digital collections
  • Examine Libraries’ impact on student success: ULC 257
  • Perform analysis of Delivery+ efficiencies (ILL, POD, Delivery+, purchase requests)
  • Library Skills Workbook/Info Lit Analysis
  • Track and analyze IT tickets related to e-resources programs reported by our community
  • Develop plan for Library Guides
  • Implement EZ proxy software upgrade and server virtualization
  • Develop policies and procedures for the new Medical School Library
  • Develop HOTC Capen 3 services and staffing levels
  • Perform Facilities Master Plan, Phase I: Existing Facilities Assessment
  • Implement Facilities projects in accordance with Existing Facilities Assessment Final Report
  • Perform Facilities Master Plan, Phase II: Data Collection and Environmental Scan
  • Perform outreach to Finish in Four and University Scholars students
  • Increase Faculty/Departmental contacts
  • Rethink e-Reserves
  • Analyze marketing effectiveness

INSTITUTION: FOCUS ON INSTITUTIONAL DIRECTIONS

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  • Identify or create an annual reports system for faculty and staff, Phase I: Environmental scan of existing systems
  • Create ORCiD IDs, Phase I: Law Faculty Pilot
  • Analyze impact of University Libraries' staff scholarship
  • Create plan for Empire Shared Collection, Phase II
  • Assess current Acquisitions/Cataloging Shared Services Programs
  • Join SHARE
  • Analyze scholarship partnerships
  • Perform OA/Data mandate, Phase I
  • Centralize processing of student assistant hires
  • Develop guidelines for student employment
  • Standardize language in Conditions of Employment Letters (COELs)

LIBRARIES’ STAFF: FOCUS ON LEARNING AND GROWTH

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  • EZ Proxy log file analysis, Phase I: Exploration
  • Update Staff Web, Phase I
  • Create faculty mentoring program
  • Develop safety training program

FINANCE: FOCUS ON FINANCIAL HEALTH



  • Perform analysis of grant funding
  • Increase number of first-time donors
  • Develop new acquisitions infrastructure, Phase I: Compress Vendors and Transition to EDI
  • Extend access to financial reports in UB Strategic Information Reporting Initiative (SIRI) to unit level