Building the Future: The Mansfield Library Strategic Plan 2014-2017 directs our focus on specific strategic goals and directions to help us become a more flexible and adaptive library. This plan builds on various documents including our self-study, the Diversity Plan, and the 2013 ClimateQual report and incorporates input from many of the library’s stakeholders – students, faculty/researchers, staff, administrators, library personnel, and Mansfield Library affiliates. Building the Future also supports the strategic issues of the University of Montana’s UM 2020: Building a University for the Global Century.
Building the Future is framed by its Mission, Vision, Values, and Guiding Principles and is comprised of five Goals and corresponding Strategic Directions. This plan will guide us in setting our priorities and resources – financial, personnel, time, and facilities – for the next three years. Each year we will revisit the plan to determine our progress and impact on the University of Montana community, and adapt the plan accordingly.