University Libraries Strategic Plan - 2012-2018
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Introduction Our mission is to invent the future of libraries at Virginia Tech. We honor tradition as we excel in our core mission to provide access to information. We acknowledge change as we adapt to address the new information needs and Open Web’s reframing of the academic and research enterprises in higher education. We embrace a diversity of thought and culture as we find solutions to information challenges when meeting user needs. Over the next decade we anticipate seismic shifts in the nature of libraries across the globe. The form, function and overall identity of the library as an institution will evolve. At Virginia Tech, we envision the library of the future emerging as: • a platform for student success and faculty innovation in a global context. • a hub for strategic partnerships. • a regenerating entity that adapts to changing user needs and expectations.