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UPDATE of Kelvin Smith Library Strategic Objectives - FY2013

Strategic Objectives


Strategic Initiatives

I.1 Understand CWRU community interests and needs Transform the design & delivery of services based on users' needs
  1. Balanced Portfolio of Research Services
I.2. Expand the availability of scholarly content    Implement a strategy to grow relevant and valuable collections that support teaching and research
  1. Citation Analysis
  2. OhioLINK and ILL Analysis
  3. Demand Driven Acquisition implementation
  4. 24-hour turn around for re-shelving materials
New discovery search interface that will be more user-friendly and increase access to ALL library materials
  1. Implement Summon search engine
New materials allocation formula recognizes changes in scholarly publishing and increases use of materials
  1. Develop new allocation formula
Expand scope of special collections and increase use of special collections and archival materials
  1. Create a distinctive and focused collection that aligns with CWRU mission
  2. Develop and deliver an outreach program that engages faculty and students
  3. Expedite cataloging of all uncataloged special collections publications
I.3. Define and deploy a digital learning and research strategy Faculty support model that inceases the use of the Freedman Center services and Digital Case metadata and materials
  1. Create a faculty support model
I.4. Increase student fluency in knowledge discovery and processing Increase of students reached through instruction; improved performance
  1. Develop new curriculum that will enhance student fluency
  2. Implement a Personal Librarian program
I.5. Become the campus destination for intellectural pursuits Make KSL the physical destination for intellectual pursuits
  1. Redesign of physical spaces within KSL to include: collaboration rooms, redesigned public areas and technology, cafe, telepresence and technology enhanced classrooms, new service kiosks, new signage system
D.1. Define services and information resources to support global diversity Create and implement global resources and diversity plan
  1. Provide robust library support service for CWRU faculty and students working or learning abroad
C.1. Strengthen content partnerships Strengthen campus and external partnerships
  1. Audit existing partnerships; identify future collaborative opportunities
C.2. Alumni and Community Engagement Create and implement strategic alumni and community engagement plan
  1. Strategic and marketing effort to cultivate alumni
  2. Create a free alumni services plan
  3. Create a strategic community engagement plan
T.1. Service assessment and accountability to the CWRU community Implement service assessment plan
  1. Develop method of regular communication and publicity of the assessment dashboard
T.2. Build a KSL development program Grow services through an expanded development program and Capital Campaign initiative
  1. Participate in University Capital Campaign to raise 15 million dollars by 2016

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What and Where is Siegal?

The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.

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