James White Library Strategic Plan - 2002
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Definition and Vision
The ongoing development and continued relevance of James White Library in serving the information and research needs of the customer will be dependent upon a qualified and committed workforce of librarians, support staff, and student workers. Equally important will be flexibility of organizational structure so that changing needs can be addressed quickly and efficiently. Future trends point to the effective use of work teams rather than traditional hierarchical structures to accomplish this.
Changes taking place in the delivery of education suggest that librarians must partner with teaching faculty in order to achieve a high level of service and relevance in the areas of instructional support.
James White Library seeks to maximize its value to the Andrews campus by developing an excellent library staff, and by collaborating with faculty in the delivery of education.
Library employees, no less than teaching faculty, may positively influence the personal development and lifestyle choices of students.
There is need to re-examine the work that librarians and support staff do, in terms of both why and how they do it.
The James White Library will attract and retain excellent personnel.
The library's organizational structure will facilitate a culture of assessment and continuous quality improvement.
Library faculty members will be given sabbaticals and other time opportunities for research and writing.
Librarians will form partnerships with teaching faculty and forge relationships that will enhance learning and teaching.
James White Library will foster supportive relationships with friends and alumni.