ERIC Number: ED377841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Directions, 1992-1997: A Plan for the University at Stony Brook Libraries.
State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook. Library.
Over 60 members of the State University of New York at Stony Brook faculty and staff worked for almost a year to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for the University Libraries, the first phase of which is presented here. The process, which began in the spring of 1991, consisted of three phases: (1) Organization--meeting of the planning team to prepare statements of mission, values, and vision, and write an environmental scan; (2) Study--task forces conduct studies of the following areas: administration, collection development, technology, public services, document delivery, public relations, staff development, and facilities; and (3) Conclusions and recommendations--preparation of this final report. The Libraries' environment, missions, values, and vision are discussed. Five major themes recur throughout the report, warranting special attention in the implementation process: responsiveness to clients; communication; interinstitutional access and cooperative efforts; technology; and transition to a new environment--the library without walls. Sixty-eight recommendations are provided, with explanatory notes or comments when appropriate, that aim to move the library toward the task force's strategic vision. The task force recommendations fall in these general categories: to develop and maintain collections; to increase access to information; to develop human resources; to improve facilities and equipment; to increase public relations and development; and to create a more responsive organizational structure. (MAS)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Library Administration, Library Collection Development, Library Facilities, Library Planning, Library Policy, Library Services, Long Range Planning, Mission Statements, Public Relations, Shared Resources and Services, Staff Development, Strategic Planning, User Needs (Information), Vision
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook. Library.