SP1.5: Library Support for New Programs and Departments

This project is designed to strengthen the holdings of the Libraries, which have suffered from years of flat budgets. The Library maintains a list of critical resources it has been unable to purchase and regularly updates it in consultation with schools, departments, and programs. Items from this list were categorized according to two criteria: (1) those needed to support new and underfunded units; and (2) those needed to support the five Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence. After consulting with the TAE steering committees, Library staff have directed resources to purchases that most directly serve the needs of faculty and research groups aligned with the TAEs.

Goals advanced under this project:

  1. Increase Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Profile to that of a Premier Public University
  2. Enrich Collaborative Culture for Research, Scholarship and Creative Production
  3. Increase the Transformational Impact of the University’s Research, Scholarship, Creative Activities and Doctoral Education on Society

Indicators of success for these goals are:

Milestones completed since last progress report:

Last Updated: 9/11/14