Library Committee Handbook

Executive Committee



UNIVERSITY LIBRARY RESPONSE TO Oct. 31st, 2005 Draft Version of the CAMPUS STRATEGIC PLAN

November 21, 2005

            We start with the general comment that although there are many wonderful and exciting ideas in this document, there is as yet no luster, or brilliance, that shines through a single statement that differentiates what UIUC wants to be from the visions of our peers who are striving towards the same goal.  Illustrative examples: “We will touch and improve the lives of all UIUC students, all Illinois citizens, and all scholars around the globe.”  “UIUC’s research will improve the quality of lives of the people of Illinois and beyond.” 

 

            Enclosed with this document are the first drafts of the templates for the University Library.  The breakdown between research and education does not pertain very well to our activities; we may try other approaches in future drafts if that will not be counterproductive to the campus’s efforts.

 

            Comments and suggestions about specific items in the campus plan, arranged by page numbers (we have not pointed out typos, which we assume will be caught easily):

 

Page 21: Competitive Benchmark Analysis:

 

Page 22: SWOT Analysis:

 

Page 23, SWOT:

Page 28,  Engagement/Services:

 

Page 30, Research:

 

Page 33, Education (con’t):

 

Page 34. Engagement/Service

 

Page 37. Resources Plan for Achieving Strategic Goals:

 

Page 39. Library Price Increase

 

Page 39, Startup and Retention Costs

 

Pages 41-42, Physical/Capital

 

Page 43: