SMU Libraries Strategic Plan 2021 - 2025


SMU Libraries are excited to launch our Strategic Plan 2021 - 2025.

The Libraries’ Strategic Plan 2021 - 2025 aligns our work with SMU 2025: Growing Impact, Cultivating Change, and draws upon the evolving needs and expectations of our stakeholders. SMU Libraries' Strategic Plan outlines directions and goals which will guide us in the upcoming years to provide optimal library experiences and services. Here are highlights of our new strategic directions.

Empower information and knowledge discovery
Easy access to relevant, responsive Library and open resources furthers the research, teaching, and self-directed learning needs of the SMU community

Advance and champion research
SMU conducts and produces leading research. The Libraries’ active and robust research support furthers research for the greatest exposure and societal impact.

Further digital competence
Information, research, and data literacy contribute to graduate learning outcomes and successful, critical engagement with the digital information landscape.

Cultivate connections, entrepreneurialism, and diverse learning experiences in sustainable spaces
The Libraries’ spaces, physical and virtual, are active environments that inspire and educate through collaboration, curation, events, arts, and expertise.

Read the Libraries’ Strategic Plan 2021 – 2025