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Annual Plan

The following objectives have been identified for Concordia Library for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Version 1.0 was approved by Library Cabinet on June 7, 2022 and the status of each will be updated periodically throughout the year.

Organize for Empowerment

1
Complete delivery of the Library's intranet
In progress
2
Recommend a staff scheduling system
In progress
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
Implement new reference model – Phase Two
In progress
5
Develop and implement training for Grey Nuns chapel staff and other units with access to the space
In progress
6
Consult Library staff on processes and existing practices, needs and suggestions related to equity, diversity, and inclusion
In progress
7
Establish partial eligibility of the Concordia University Press for support from Canada Book Fund
In progress
8
Draft and publish Concordia University Press mission statement
In progress
9
Continue second round of donor support for Concordia University Press
In progress
10
Assess Open Access Fund publishing opportunities for Concordia faculty
In progress
11
Explore the possibility of an artist-in-residence program for Public Art
Not started yet

Provide Virtual and Physical Spaces for Learning and Research

12
Ensure Library website compliance with WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Standards
In progress
13
Identify user needs for the Library website's information architecture
Not started yet
14
Update digital signage – Phase 2
Not started yet
15
Technology Sandbox 5th Anniversary Refresh
Not started yet
16
Evergreening of Grey Nuns group study room technologies
Not started yet
17
Introduce new self-check stations at Vanier and Webster
In progress
18
Develop communication plans for the art and heritage elements of Grey Nuns chapel and the public art collection
In progress
19
Udemy subscription rollout
In progress

Transform Library Services in Line With Changing Needs

20
Access Services/ILL Workflow Review (including implementing Network Loans and Tipasa)
In progress
21
Collaboratively develop a required online academic integrity module for undergraduate students with eConcordia and Student Success Centre (SSC)
In progress
22
Reinvigorate “X” Things for Digital Knowledge
In progress
23
Review of audiovisual technology management and support in the Library
In progress
24
Develop the technical support service for library users
Not started yet
25
ARES improvements
In progress
26
Enable lending and booking for the Visual Collections Repository (VCR) moving image collection materials
Not started yet
27
Plan and launch Phase 3 of the digital preservation program
Not started yet
28
Launch Phase 1 of the web archiving program
In progress
29
Envision and articulate our instructional services future
In progress
30
Review of digital services
On hold
31
Research data management service plan and implementation
In progress
32
Develop digital scholarship services
Not started yet
33
Develop service offer for research synthesis service (systematic reviews, scoping reviews, etc.)
In progress
34
Library services for grant funded research projects
Not started yet
35
Complete implementation of the ORCID researcher ID at Concordia
In progress
36
Pilot mediated Spectrum deposit service for selected Concordia faculty, including deployment of bibliographic parsing tool to automatically identify Green publications
Not started yet
37
Operationalize a copyright training and knowledge building program for librarians and support staff
In progress

Collections at the Heart of Teaching, Learning and Research

38
Utilize GreenGlass analyses to support collection management activities at the consortial and Concordia levels
In progress
39
Operationalize an ongoing service offer to encourage and support open textbook development and use
In progress
40
Integrate the Visual Collections Repository (VCR) Moving Image Collection into Concordia's holdings in Sofia
In progress
41
Transfer of archival holdings of the Concordia Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism Studies from the SB building to Special Collections VL-201
Completed
42
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
43
Implement Concordia's new public art policy
Not started yet
44
Develop a disaster prevention and recovery plan for the general collection
In progress
45
Develop a disaster prevention and recovery plan appropriate for Special Collections
In progress
46
Develop a disaster prevention and recovery plan for the art and heritage aspects of the Grey Nuns Chapel
In progress
47
Develop leisure collections and programming to expand on the Library's commitment to student wellbeing
In progress

Concordia Library Planning

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

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