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Transcending Borders: The San Diego State University Library Strategic Plan, 2022 – 2025

Goal 2: Resilience: Designed to Thrive

In order to promote innovative and sustainable practices in the design and delivery of library services and the management and use of library collections, spaces, and technology, the University Library will:

2.1 Pursue opportunities to establish or enhance resource-sharing agreements, open access agreements, and shared-storage agreements promoting barrier-free access to information resources and/or sustainable access to print and digital collections, as well as open scholarship programs that expand access to scholarly materials for SDSU students and faculty;

2.2 Explore opportunities for delivering credit-bearing courses, workshops, or credentials under a “library” course designation that would allow for the development of revenue-generating opportunities;

2.3 Pursue opportunities for philanthropy and external grant funding in areas of strategic interest, including distinctive collections as well as cross-college initiatives such as Comics Studies, Digital Humanities, Health Sciences, and International engagement;

2.4 Expand online and hybrid library service programs to enhance access to library resources and services in a sustainable manner;

2.5 Establish a long-term plan for the expansion and enhancement of space employed for the curation and long-term storage of library collections;

2.6 Complete a strategic hiring plan identifying needs and priorities for staff positions across all library units; and,

2.7 Partner with campus and community partners to identify ways in which the University Library can contribute to San Diego and/or San Diego State University sustainability initiatives and goals.