Dixie State University Library

Dixie State University
Library & Learning Services

Strategic Plan

Administration

ACRL Principle 1 Institutional Effectiveness

Performance Indicator 1.6 The library contributes to student recruitment, retention, time to degree, and academic success.

Outcome 1: Students describe the role of the library as influential in terms of their successful academic performance.

ACRL Principle 2 Professional Values

Performance Indicator 2.1 The library resists all efforts to censor library resources.

Outcome 1: Policies are reviewed regularly and library personnel advocate through workshops and display.

Performance Indicator 2.3 The library respects intellectual property rights and advocates for balance between the interests of information users and those of rights holders through policy and educational programming.

Outcome 1: Library is seen as the intellectual property information source on campus and in the community.

ACRL Principle 7 Management/Leadership/Administration

Performance Indicator 7.2 Library and learning services personnel participate in campus decision-making needed for effective library management

Outcome 1: Faculty, administration and staff participate on campus-wide decision making committees.

Performance Indicator 7.3 The library allocates human and financial resources effectively and efficiently to the advance the library’s mission.

Outcome 1: Internal procedures are aligned with institutional policies and best practices.

ACRL Principle 6 Space

Performance Indicator 6.7 Library and learning services provides clean, inviting, and adequate space, conducive to study and research, with suitable environmental conditions and convenient hours for its services, personnel, resources, and collections.

Outcome 1: Students recognize the Holland Centennial Commons as a welcoming space which helps them in their academic goals.

ACRL Principle 9 External Relations

Performance Indicator 9.1 The library contributes to external relations through commuunications, public relations, events, and donor cultivation and stewardship.

Technical Services

ACRL Principle 5 Collections

Performance Indicator 5.1 The library provides access to collections aligned with areas of research, curricular foci, or institutional strengths.

Outcome 1: Faculty, students and community users are satisfied with the collections provided by the library for their educational, business, and research needs.

Outcome 2: Students discover the appropriate library and support resources needed for their coursework.

Performance Indicator 5.5 The library educates users on issues related to economic and sustainable models of scholarly communication.

Outcome 1: Faculty choose to deposit their scholarly work and syllabi in the institutional repository.

Outcome 2: Faculty and students will be aware of the benefits of OER materials and how OER can be implemented in classes.

Special Collections & Archives

ACRL Principle 3 Educational Role

Performance Indicator 3.1 Library personnel collaborate with faculty and others regarding ways to incorporate library collections and services into effective curricular and co-curricular experiences for students.

Outcome 1: Students and faculty are aware of Special Collections & Archives and primary sources are integrated into classes.

ACRL Principle 5 Collections

Performance Indicator 5.3 The library builds and ensures access to unique materials, including digital collections.

Outcome 1: Users are able to access unique and rare materials in digital format.

Outcome 2: Users are aided in the accessibility and discoverability of collections by processed archival collections, online finding aids, and cataloged books and oral histories.

Public Services

ACRL Principle 4 Discovery

Performance Indicator 4.6 The library provides one-on-one assistance through multiple platforms to help users find information.

Outcome 1: Provide timely and effective reference service using multiple formats and modalities to meet students’ academic needs.

Instruction

ACRL Principle 3 Educational Role

Performance Indicator 3.1 Library personnel collaborate with faculty and others regarding ways to incorporate library collections and services into effective curricular and co-curricular experiences for students.

Outcome 1: Participants at group presentations is comparable to peers.

Presentations to Groups

Performance Indicator 3.2 Library personnel collaborate with faculty to embed information literacy learning outcomes into curricula, courses, and assignments.

Outcome 1: Faculty input on information literacy outcomes is sought.

Outcome 2: Number of courses in which librarians are embedded increases.

Outcome 3: Librarians will offer instruction to concurrent enrollment classes on and off campus.

Technical Services

ACRL Principle 4 Discovery

Performance Indicator 4.4 The library creates and maintains interfaces and system architectures that include all resources and facilitates access from preferred user starting points.

Outcome 1: Local use of Research Guides increases yearly

Outcome 2: Improve accessibility.

Writing Center

Performance Indicator: Writing center visits are demonstrated to positively impact student retention, in-class performance, and overall academic achievement.

Outcome 1: control group study and analysis.

Outcome 2: Writing Center visits increase each year.

Performance Indicator: Students using Writing Center services demonstrate proficiency in meeting writing center learning outcomes:

  1. Students who visit the Writing Center will demonstrate appropriate use of tone, voice, and formality across multiple rhetorical situations.
  2. Students who visit the Writing Center will demonstrate a strong grasp of standard English conventions and methods of documentation.
  3. Students who visit the Writing Center will recognize writing as a recursive process and will effectively implement writing feedback into their own writing.
  4. Students who visit the Writing Center will benefit from increased confidence in their writing.

Outcome 1: Students and faculty feel that the Writing Center is effective in helping students become stronger writers.

Academic Performance Center

Performance Indicator: Center visits are demonstrated to positively impact student retention, in-class performance, and overall academic achievement.

Outcome 1: Study and analysis of visitors.

Outcome 2: Center visits increase each year.

Outcome 3: Student satisfaction survey

Performance Indicator: Faculty collaborate with Center to ensure services meet student needs.

Outcome 1: Faculty survey.

Outcome 2: Center staff work closely with faculty and campus partners to further integrate early alert system.