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Office of the Dean of Libraries: Mission and Strategic Plan

Information from the Office of the Dean of Libraries at the University of West Florida

Strategic Plan

University of West Florida Libraries

Strategic, Core Directions
July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2022
revised: 2017 October 16

Mission Statement
The UWF Libraries’ purpose is to provide information-related resources and services to support the University of West Florida’s learning, teaching, research, and community service missions.  It intends to inspire the total individual, encouraging personal, social and intellectual growth through the acquisition of information and knowledge.

The Libraries will be an innovative, inspiring and vital component in the academic life of the University.


Objective 1.0: Provide student-centered, personalized services and relevant intellectual content to support access, learning, and success, regardless of geographic location.

Objective 2.0: Provide assistance to students, faculty and staff seeking information, and for using the library and its resources, services and programs.

Objective 3.0: Coordinate a comprehensive information literacy program that provides opportunities to demonstrate student learning outcomes in support of academic achievement, career success, and lifelong learning.

Objective 4.0: Invest in supporting research and creativity through in-house and shared collection development and management, interlibrary loan, and expanding the scope and depth of the libraries’ institutional repository. 


Objective 5.0: Empower library faculty and staff in their jobs through professional development opportunities and shared celebration of successes.


Objective 6.0: Act as a community resource by partnering with local schools and organizations to provide information literacy support and relevant public programming.


Objective 7.0: Create and manage a flexible, safe, functional, and inviting physical environment that supports all forms of learning, discovery, exchange and instruction.

Objective 8.0: Support access to resources and productivity by deploying and managing information technologies including workstations, the online integrated library system, and the libraries’ website.

Objective 9.0: Demonstrate the libraries’ value to the institution and other stakeholders.