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Annual Plan

The following objectives have been identified for Concordia Library for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The objectives were approved by Library Cabinet on May 25, 2023.

Organize for Empowerment

1
Complete delivery of the Library Hub (staff intranet)
In progress
2
Implement knowledge management strategy for the Library
Postponed
3
Integrate invoice processing with new University financial system (Unity) to eliminate duplicate input of invoices; invoice feed from WMS into the Ariba/SAP financial system
In progress
4
Digital Skill-Share Days - transition annual event ownership to Library
In progress
5
Artificial intelligence in libraries - internal exploration series
In progress
6
Reorganize and refresh physical spaces for Access & Delivery Services
Completed
7
Consult Library staff on processes and existing practices, needs and suggestions related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
In progress
8
Development of an IT training program for Library staff
Postponed
9
Review Library cybersecurity practices and procedures
In progress

Provide Virtual and Physical Spaces for Learning and Research

10
Improve & promote Library Moodle Block alongside Moodle upgrade
In progress
11
Implement "Talking in the Library" Series for student discussions on information/digital topics
Completed
12
Review Webster and Vanier public computers offer
In progress

Transform Library Services in Line With Changing Needs

13
Enable lending and booking for the Visual Collections Repository (VCR) moving image collection materials
Completed
14
Develop a proposal for a service offer to support the digital preservation needs of faculty and students
Not started yet
15
Define and launch the Public Art strategy
In progress
16
Streamline workflow for Spectrum deposits to continue to make Concordia faculty and graduate student work open access
In progress
17
Facilitate the development of critical information literacy and digital capabilities alongside academic research skills (year 2 of project)
In progress
18
Develop service offer for research synthesis service (systematic reviews, scoping reviews, etc.)
In progress
19
Raising awareness and providing institutional support for research data management service and data management plans
In progress
20
Launch the digital scholarship services
On hold
21
Creation of a Black Knowledges Hub
In progress

Collections at the Heart of Teaching, Learning and Research

22
Integrate Montreal Signs Project as part of the Library's operations
In progress
23
Utilize GreenGlass analyses to support collection management activities at the consortial and Concordia levels
In progress
24
Integrate acquisition of new physical and streaming video resources for the Visual Collections Repository into Collection Services
Completed
25
Complete data remediation for journal holdings to ensure accurate information is available for decision making relating to the long-term preservation of and access to print collections
In progress
26
Develop a disaster prevention and recovery plan for the general collection
In progress
27
Develop a disaster prevention and recovery plan appropriate for Special Collections
In progress

Concordia Library Planning

For further information about strategic planning at the Library, please consult the following:

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