Presentation on theme: "Oakwood College Eva B. Dykes Library 2006-2010. The library’s strategic plan is a blueprint for utilizing its resources, directing its operations and."— Presentation transcript:
Oakwood College Eva B. Dykes Library
The library’s strategic plan is a blueprint for utilizing its resources, directing its operations and achieving its dreams. It is a picture of its future, organized by determined actions for achieving specific outcomes, consistent with the mission of Oakwood College.
1 The College and Its Various Contexts 2. The College’s Core Values 3. The Eva B. Dykes Library 4. Project Review
5. Challenges 6. Opportunities 7. What Did We Learn? 8. Summary
1896 – Oakwood Industrial School 1904 – Oakwood Manual Training School 1917 – Oakwood Junior College 1943 – Oakwood College Request to SACS pending for University Status 2006 – 1800 students
Dred Scott Slave Cemetery
Harmonious development of the whole person – social, physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual Service to God and Humanity Integration of faith and lifelong learning
Cultural Center for black Seventh-day Adventists
Aim: Education, Excellence, Eternity Motto: Enter to learn; depart to serve
Mission Statement Oakwood College, a historically Black Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher learning, provides quality Christian education that emphasizes academic excellence, promotes harmonious development of mind, body and spirit; and prepares leaders in service for God and humanity.
Established in 1973 First African American female to complete the requirements for the PhD degree Radcliffe Aoelians Chair, English Department Associate Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts, Howard University
Transition Years 2003 – 2005
The Eva B. Dykes Library promotes academic excellence by supporting the College’s curriculum. It provides the Oakwood College community and constituents with access to quality resources and services that enhance teaching, learning, research and the integration of faith.
To develop the Library’s strategic plan ( )
College’s Revised Strategic Plan Recent Leadership Change Proposed MAPS Program New General Education Program SACS Accreditation
Town Hall Meetings General Education Survey Friday Summits Visit by Mentor College’s Strategic Plan Library Personnel Feedback
Identify themes Develop goals for each theme Identify strategies/objectives for accomplishing goals Identify outcomes and timelines Assess impact
Organizational Development & Service Instruction Collections Staff Facilities Communication & Cooperation Technology
1. Organizational Development & Service Goal: Provide and promote access to resources and services at the time and place of need. Develop the library to become an effective organization that is responsive to user needs. Departmental Goal: Enrich educational support services. College Goal: Ensure efficient service and resource management.
2. Instruction Goal – Prepare/Produce an information literate graduate. Departmental Goal: Demonstrate academic excellence in teaching and learning. College Goal: Educational excellence.
3. Collections Goal: Enrich teaching, learning and research through collections, access, and content management. Department Goal: Enrich educational support services. College Goal: Educational Excellence.
4. Staff Goal: Recruit, support, and retain qualified and competent staff. Departmental Goal: Recruit competent, qualified faculty (staff). College Goal: Educational excellence.
5. Facilities Goal: Continue to position and promote the library as a safe place (physical and virtual) that support scholarship. Departmental Goal: Enrich educational support services. College Goal: Nurturing environment.
6. Communication & Cooperation Goal: Promote the physical and virtual library’s role in supporting teaching and learning. Collaborate with campus and community partners, and service providers to deliver optimum goods and service. Departmental Goal: Enrich educational support. College Goal: Institutional Relations.
7. Technology Goal: To employ and support current and emerging technologies, allowing users and staff to accomplish their goals. Departmental Goal: Enrich educational support services. College Goal: Maintain technologically progressive campus.
Goal: To employ and support current and emerging technologies, allowing users and staff to accomplish their goals (7). Strategy: To implement wireless technology (Summer 2006)
Outcome: Wireless technology is installed in Summer 2006 Results: Library users make use of wireless technology with their laptops and those available for loan from Media Resources
Use of Results: Make decisions for future needs User Satisfaction (Survey)
Territorialism Thinking Ahead to 2010 Selling vision of library service to faculty Getting feedback once document was completed
Changing Directions Build on recent successes Willingness among some faculty to participate in library instruction and other initiatives
Mission Accomplished Living Document Periodic Evaluation
HBCU Library Alliance Dr. Janice Franklin Library Faculty & Oakwood College
Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement. Commission on Colleges. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. "Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries." American Library Association m (Accessed 03 Feb, 2006) m "Standards for Libraries in Higher Education." American Library Association (Accessed 03 Feb, 2006)
Alabama State University. University Learning Resources Center. Five Year Plan for Library Advancement Shaw University. Shaw University Libraries. Long Range Plan Syracuse University Library. Targets for Transformation Accessed 01 February Arizona State University Libraries. Fletcher Library at the West Campus Accessed 01 February 2006http://library.west.asu.edu/aboutus/libdocs/strategic04-08.html. Accessed 01 February 2006.