Library Strategic Plan 2022-2025

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Our vision is to be the leading University library in the region with innovative services, technologies and resources. For our AUS community we will be integral to information discovery, knowledge creation and academic success. 


The AUS Library realizes our vision and supports the mission of the University by: 

  • Delivering relevant, quality information resources and services to our library users. 
  • Partnering with the AUS academic community to educate thoughtful, information literate citizens and to support research. 
  • Providing spaces that inspire learning and are responsive to user needs. 
  • Fostering an organizational culture focused on continuous improvement and professional development. 

Strategic Priorities

Scholarly information sources 

We will enable user discovery and access to reliable resources, information and scholarship aligned with areas of learning, teaching and research priorities. 

Engagement for education and research success

Through our outreach and instruction programs, the Library will focus on strengthening information- and digital-literacies for academic success and research excellence. Our expertise in scholarly communications and contributions towards a rewarding student experience will support the University’s education and research goals.

Digital infrastructure

The Library will continue to implement current and effective systems that ensure users can easily discover, access and use relevant scholarly resources. We will maintain our emphasis on adopting platforms and hardware responsive to user needs.

Space and environment

The Library will offer diverse and technology-rich spaces to encourage student learning, to safely house our collections and to respond to the social behavior and expectations of our users. We support initiatives that promote sustainable environmental practices.

Operational excellence

The Library values evidence-based practice and commits to continually evaluating services, staff and spaces. We place continuous learning at the centre of our professional development. We actively build local and international networks to enable and inform an efficient and progressive Library service.