Pillars

digital

I.   DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES & INNOVATION

Develop innovative technologies and services that transform and generate new modes of inquiry, access, scholarship, learning and creative ways of working together.

UC Libraries will be a leader in creating and utilizing digital technologies and innovation for the provision of learning tools and research platforms essential for transforming the user experience and the creation of new knowledge.  We will create an agile and innovative information environment of ongoing inquiry, analysis, research and discovery.

Objective #1:
Lead initiatives to create and foster digital scholarship, learning and faculty-engaged programming at the university.


Objective #2:
Collaborate with university and outside partners on the development and implementation of new technologies and services that re-imagine and transform the way students, faculty, researchers and scholars interact with and use the libraries in new and creative ways.


Objective #3:
Support and create a culture of appreciation of digital technologies, innovation, modernization and continual learning.


Objective #4:
Through innovative teaching, instruct students in information and digital literacy and inspire self-directed learning in a complex and dynamic information environment.  


Objective #5:
Advance discovery and innovation in medical care and knowledge through the collaborative development of resources, tools and services focused on informatics, patient care and clinical research.


Objective #6:
Support eScience, digital humanities and digital social sciences through the development of state-of-the-art spaces, services and programs.

people

II.    PEOPLE

Transform the evolving role of the information professional.

UC Libraries will become more dynamically engaged partners with colleges, departments and units —integrating new methods for collecting, accessing, utilizing and preserving streams of data and information in support of the teaching and research mission of the university. We will become leaders in defining the changing role of academic libraries in the global library community.

Objective #1:
Expand our active engagement in research, teaching, learning and clinical practice by facilitating and fostering new collaborations and partnerships that advance the university’s mission.


Objective #2:

Escalate our position as global leaders in exploring the changing role of academic research libraries in support of global collaborations such as in information and digital technology literacy and research support, resource access, technology sharing and intellectual property management.


Objective #3:
Develop a diverse workforce that embraces demographic and cultural diversity and possesses broad and varied knowledge and skill sets, job categories, backgrounds, ideas and perspectives that create opportunities to engage colleagues and institutions within and beyond UC Libraries and the university in support of our mission and vision.


Objective #4:
Cultivate and empower a well-trained and technologically savvy workforce that embraces a culture of continuous learning, creative thinking and the pursuance of excellence.

space

III. SPACE

Transform the concept and use of learning spaces managed by the library.

UC Libraries will be recognized as the intellectual hub for students, faculty, researchers and scholars by providing engaging digital and physical environments, as well as powerful new tools and services that spark inquiry, support analysis and ignite discovery and scholarship as well as prepare emerging generations for lives of ongoing discovery.

Objective # 1:
Develop virtual spaces, powerful new tools and stimulating research platforms as essential aspects for transforming and reimagining the student learning and research experience.


Objective #2:

Create exciting and innovative ways to deliver library services in both digital and physical spaces in order to connect to students, faculty, researchers and scholars in new ways and more directly.


Objective #3:

Pursue ambitious and grand “21st-Century Learning Space” proposal in collaboration with the President and Provost to build and enhance physical spaces within the libraries making them more inspirational, diverse, flexible, dynamic, collaborative and resourceful, conducive for global collaboration, group and individual work.


Objective #4:
Create and renovate staff work spaces so that they are attractive, conducive and supportive of innovative and collaborative work.

data

IV. DATA to INFORMATION to KNOWLEDGE

Transform library research collections and enable new modes of scholarship.

From data to information to knowledge, UC Libraries will expand the scope and access to library and university collections by transforming the creation, acquisition, organization, discoverability, preservation and curation of data and information to meet the vast and changing needs of current and future students, faculty, researchers and scholars. We will support and inspire local and global, novel, innovative and one-of-a-kind research through our collections and services.

Objective #1:
Preserve and provide access to the special collections and the scholarly and historical record of the university, including archival, rare and unique material, as well as born-digital content and datasets.


Objective #2:
Create enhanced capabilities for the UC community to integrate UC Libraries’ collections with their own research and projects as well as to contribute their research into the scholarly record of the university.


Objective #3:
Diversify and expand our collections making them available anytime, anywhere in any format across the globe.


Objective #4:
Redefine collection development and management to create opportunities for innovative, transformational and responsive approaches to collection building.


Objective #5:
Promote students' dynamic interaction with resources in order to construct new knowledge, develop innovative ideas and contribute to scholarship.


Objective #6:
Explore opportunities for collaboration and develop services to support open scholarship, including open access, open data and open educational resources.