Portland State University Library 2019-2022 Strategic Plan

Mission

To lead the intellectual vitality, knowledge development, and creativity of the Portland State University community.

Vision

Placing ourselves at the center of intellectual inquiry at Portland State University

Lenses

  • Equity and inclusion
  • Student and faculty focused
  • Sustainable

Areas of Focus and Objectives

In a changing environment, how do we prepare for challenges?

  • Provide and improve essential services and spaces
  • Develop and support relevant collections and resources
  • Implement agile and effective processes and structures

In a changing environment, how do we embrace and create opportunities?

  • Identify and strategically cultivate areas of strength, leadership, and expertise
  • Promote and leverage ongoing initiatives and successes
  • Develop and sustain collaborations with new and existing partners

How do we continue to positively engage and effectively support the communities we serve?

  • Identify and implement programs and services to support our communities, including collaborations with campus organizations and student groups
  • Foster a more secure, comfortable, and welcoming environment

How do we develop and maintain a positive library culture?

  • Cultivate engagement of library employees
  • Identify and support career development and mentoring opportunities for library employees, including student employees