Creating a Strategic Plan for San José State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library LIBR204-16 Information Organizations and Management San José State University School of Library and Information Science April 22, 2011 Rosalyn M. Carroll Sarita Hinojos Kate Kiebala Tyler Phelps Fawn Russell Josh Smith
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library’s (King Library) strategic plan for 2011-2014 serves as a framework for the library as it faces the challenges of the 21st Century.
We were guided by our development of King Library’s Mission, Vision and Core Values Statements as well as by what we learned in our preparation of King Library’s Environmental Scan and SWOT Analysis.
Focusing on several of King Library’s strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats, our strategic plan attempts to address these elements with suggestions on how best to implement our strategic initiatives and accomplish our goals.
San José State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is the heart of the University, a gateway to information, and a place to grow.
Committed to strengthening the overall mission of the University and our community, we provide a technologically rich, user-centered information and learning environment that supports information literacy, life-long learning opportunities, instruction, research and scholarship.
King Library has become a valuable resource for both San José State University and the City of San José and is emerging as a role model for other university and community libraries facing economic viability.
Its beautiful facilities, dedication to acquiring and maintaining materials essential to research and scholarship, and continued efforts to support both students and the general public all make King Library an enriching force in our community.
In the future, we hope that these strategic initiatives will continue to encourage King Library to strive for excellence and push us to remain a leader in the library world .