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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

Vision

We are a relevant, vibrant, inclusive component of University success and a vital hub where information and innovation intersect. We are key contributors to the research lifecycle and the learning process. We point the way toward informed health care decisionmaking, better care, and better outcomes.

We Value

Balance between resources and projects; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Wellness and Sustainability

Strategic Initiatives

1

CULTIVATE A DIVERSE, INCLUSIVE AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT IN THE SPIRIT OF ONE U.

We put compassion into action.

  • Build an active, determined, and compassionate culture of diversity, safety, inclusion, wellness, and sustainability.
  • Seek opportunities to be an impetus for inclusive, campus-wide (One U) collaboration.
  • Be a catalyst for equity and social justice.
  • Foster an inviting, inclusive and safe space for creativity, discovery, reflection, and learning.

2

DEVELOP AND TRANSFER NEW KNOWLEDGE

We are a vital hub where information and innovation intersect.

  • Explore solutions to generate, protect, preserve and transmit knowledge.
  • Curate a vast array of information sources and impart navigational skills to accelerate the arc of discovery.
  • Provide expertise and promote collaborations for scholarly output.

3

PROMOTE STUDENT SUCCESS TO TRANSFORM LIVES

We understand the vulnerabilities of the learning process and offer a refuge from the pressures of needing to "know it all."

  • Ensure that the best information and services are available to all learners while easing the financial burden of their education.
  • Teach students to discover, critically evaluate, and apply information in the relevant contexts.
  • Inspire curiosity and innovation to nurture lifelong learning skills.

4

ENGAGE COMMUNITIES TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE

We foster well-being while serving the diverse communities of the university and Utah.

  • Pursue innovations in health and wellness by assessing library activities, securing partnerships & outside funding for new projects.
  • Align with diverse communities.
  • Respond to our student community by providing library spaces that support the seven domains of health.

5

ENSURE LONG-TERM VIABILITY OF THE UNIVERSITY

We are a relevant, vital, vibrant component of University success.

  • Increase local and national awareness of our contributions and elements of expertise.
  • Obtain funding and increase strategic partnerships to evolve responsibly and sustainably.
  • Model sustainability practices to reduce our impact on the environment.

6

CONTRIBUTE TO THE DELIVERY OF HIGH VALUE HEALTH CARE WITH BETTER PATIENT OUTCOMES

We point the way toward inclusive and informed health care decision-making, better care, and better outcomes.

  • Engage with providers and patients to improve access to evidence-based, reliable health information for better outcomes.
  • Promote health information literacy education to providers, patients, and consumers of health care.
  • Deliver valuable, time-saving, high-quality information when, where, and how it is needed.

Strategic Plan (PDF)

EHSL Strategic Plan


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