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Library Strategic Plan 2019-2021

  2019-21 Library Departmental Plan 

Library Vision Statement 

The Library at Walla Walla Community College serves as a center for learning. As an advocate for scholarship, cultural awareness, community, and accessibility, the Library serves as a vital crossroads for student and faculty engagement.  Remaining current in our professional practice, we make evidence based, inclusive decisions that enhance our community’s opportunity for intellectual discovery and lifelong learning via responsible resource stewardship and exceptional service that connects people with knowledge.  ~Students First, Lifelong Learning for All~ 

Library Strategic Plan 2019-2021 Goals 1-3

GOAL #1—Learners receive instruction and service that is supportive of their academic, personal, or professional goals 

Departmental Activity 

  • Project 

  • Initiative 

  • Activity 

Consider: What? Who? When? Why? 

Resource(s) Needed 

College Goal/Objective 

How does this connect to the college’s strategic plan?  

Intended Outcome(s) 

So what or why? How does this add value, meet a requirement, or support a college goal? 

Evidence of Success 

What will be the evidence used to measure or determine accomplishment of the intended outcome? 

Year One (AY 2019-2020) 


  • Examine current practices, successes, and areas for improvement.   

  • Articulate and Develop IL Plan with appropriate scaffolding and outcomes mapped to ACRL and WWCC’s Institutional Outcomes: “CT” and “IL” 

  • Identify collaborative partners and courses  for assessment 

  • GenEd Transfer 

  • CTE 

  • BAS/AME 

  • Online/Hybrid 


  • Develop Faculty TLC Workshops;  

  • Goal, 2 per term 

  •  Benchmark 

Faculty Interest Group (3 possible goals areas of interest discussed) 

  • IL 

  • Survey 

  • Programming 

IR contacted/involved as needed 

Canvas Training 301 

Resource Room aka L3 

  •  “Students First-Promoting Equity in Success for All Students” 

  • “Relevant, Dynamic, and Diverse Curriculum 

  • Deliberate Continuous Improvement Based on Evidence 


  • Increased Academic Success 

  • Increased Student Persistence 

  • Increased awareness among faculty 

  • Model for collaborative assessment in this “cross-cutting” skill. 


  • Greater participation by faculty evidenced by Library Presence in Syllabi 

  • FIG Developed and holding regular meetings 


  • Session Attendance 

  • Session Feedback (Immediate) 

  • Session Feedback (In practice, if applicable) 

  • i.e. greater ILL,  

  • more faculty feel comfortable with FairUse/Copyright 

  • Noticeable Increase in Faculty connection with a Librarian 

Year Two (AY 2020-2021) 

IL Course 

  • Pursue Development of Lib 127 or (227) course (maybe Year 3) 

IL Programming General 

  • BAS Program/IL Developed and Delivered 

  • IL Breadth: GenEd Assessed;  

  • Three Models 

  • One Shots 

  • Embedded/Online (with interaction) 

  • No Formal Contact 


  • Revise Faculty Workshops 

  • Target New/Early Faculty 

Lib Course: 

  • Understanding of Course Approval process 

  • Course approved by  Curriculum 

IL Delivery: 

  • Faculty partners 

Lib Course: 

  • Lib Course developed (and delivered?) 

IL Programming General: 

  • Development of both core and adaptable IL tasks that can be adapted for specific discipline needs and available as an e-Toolkit 

  • Greater participation by faculty evidenced by revised outcomes in syllabi and assignments 

  • Increased online delivery, IL curriculum delivered in 20% of classes. 

  • Student success measured by GPA, persistence, survey, and skills mapping 


  • Faculty Orientation/Onboarding via LibGuide and Canvas Course 

Year Three (AY 2021-2022) 

IL Programming 

  • IL Depth:  Increase IL participation in the Disciplines—Two selected for review 

  • Enhance Culture of “Research Across the Curriculum” 

  • “Learning Made Visible” (See Programming/Outreach in Depth) 

  • Facilitate Campus Activities 

  • Visual Communication 

  • Institutional Repository  

GOAL #2 – Provide Access to Quality Resources and Learning Spaces that Meet the Scholarly Needs of our Campus Community 

Departmental Activity 

Resource(s) Needed 

College Goal/Objective 

Intended Outcome(s) 

Evidence of Success 

Collection Development 

Policy Level 

  • Establish Collection Resource Team 

  • Develop Policy 

  • Assess vitality and purpose of satellite collections 

  • Improve WorkFlow 


  • Pursue enhanced Reserves collection 

  • Pursue Laptop Program 

  • Secure and provide adequate Support of Business Program 

  • Choice Online  

  • SGA Funding 

  • Laptops 

  • Reserves 

  • Relevant, Dynamic, and Diverse Curriculum 

  • Deliberate Continuous Improvement Based on Evidence 

  • Clear, purposeful, shareable, policies and workflows that improve the collection and its usage. 

  • Purchasing Plan that is responsive to and anticipates curricular needs 

  • Investing in Electronic Resources that are current, academically relevant, and accessible to all students on and off campus 


  • Policies in Place (completed) 

  • Clear work flows and planning  

  • Reserves Model Implemented 


  • Increased attention to usage statistics in print and online materials—baseline data year. 


  • Establish Policy  

Library Virtual and Physical Space 

Physical Space 

  • Assess Usage Type and Timing 

Virtual Space 

  • Acquire, Create, and Promote LibGuides  

  • Investigate Canvas/Library LTI 

  • Possible Funding for LibGuides 

  • Appropriate Technology with Robust and Sustainable Infrastructure  

  • Increased usage of library spaces 

  • Increased student engagement with student physical and online resources 

  • Planning and early initiation phase within existing parameters of move towards “Learning Commons” environment 

  • LibGuide Re-Design (followed by promoting with faculty) 

  • Re-allocation of space within existing parameters including current furniture and available staff labor on-site. 

  • Increase attendance 

  • Increases staff/patron interaction 

GOAL #3 — OER 

Departmental Activity 

Resource(s) Needed 

College Goal/Objective 

Intended Outcome(s) 

Evidence of Success 

OER Assessment 

  • Benchmark 

OER Training 

  • Identify early/second-wave adopters 

  • In-Service 

  • Immersion 

  • Funding 

  • Create Curriculum 

  • Acquire OER materials that circulate 

OER Steering Committee 

Funding Model 

  • Foundation 

  • SGA 

  • Innovation Fund 

  • External Grants 

  • Relevant, Dynamic, and Diverse Curriculum 

  • “Students First-Promoting Equity in Success for All Students” 

  • Greater Access to Course Content 

  • Improved library presence and resource point 

  • Faculty engagement with resources, pedagogies and assessment 

  • Compliance with Legislation  

OER Assessment 

  • Identify current OER courses 

  • Establish Cost-Saving Bench Mark 

  • Collect Data 

  • Connect with “Early Adopters” 

  • Work with IR about efficacy of OER in both student persistence and learning 

OER Training 

Additional Comments 

OER Funding granted from  



Library Strategic Plan 2019-2021 Goals 4 and 5

GOAL #4 — Professional Efficacy/Development and Communication (Library) 

Departmental Activity 

Resources Needed 

College Goal/Objective 

Intended Outcome 

Evidence of Success 

  • Library Staff Training/Cross Training 

  • Service to Campus Community 


  • Diverse and High Quality Workforce 

  • Increased ability to perform tasks,  

  • Improved library presence, 

  • High-level service to students and faculty. 

  • Increased Service on Campus and Library Representation and contribution. 

  • All Library Staff will serve on at least one committee  

  • Active contribution to goals of the committee  

GOAL # 5 — Outreach/Programming/Collaborations 

Departmental Activity 

Resources Needed 

College Goal/Objective 

Intended Outcome(s) 

Evidence of Success 

Library Outreach 

  • Create Library Speaker Series 

  • Create Campus Bookgroup 

  • Funding 


  • “Students First-Promoting Equity in Success for All Students” 

  • “Relevant, Dynamic, and Diverse BMCC Curriculum 

  • Deliberate Continuous Improvement Based on Evidence 

  • Marketing Plan, which includes: timeline of displays, coordination with campus events, brochures/flyers, and library specific events that engage Students and Faculty 

  • Targeted “touch points” throughout scaled to centers 

  • Increased Library usage by both on campus students and distance students evidenced by circulation and database usage reports. 

  • Improved perception of library resources and services based on coll