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Five Year Program Review 2010-2015

Using the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education as a framework, the Harvey A. Andruss Library performed a Five Year Academic Program Review for the Years 2010 to 2015.


Recommended Improvement Areas

  • Based on data and analysis provided, please list areas of improvement where previous goals were not met or new priorities of focus for the program.

5 Year Strategic / Action Plan

  • What actions will be taken in the next 5 years to improve in underperforming areas?
    • List major goals for the program (4-6).
    • Describe the action plan needed to address each goal.
  • How will progress on each goal be measured?
    • Describe actions being taken to improve outcomes based on results of assessment plan. 
    • How does the program support the broader curricular needs of the institution?

Strategic Issue 1

Strategic Issue 1 – Enhancing academic excellence

  • Advocate for course-related and independent exploration and creation of knowledge within the disciplines and in general education
  • Build relationships that lead to information literate critical thinkers
  • Develop the library faculty as educators
  • Make available the human and material resources to facilitate and advocate for the exploration and creation of knowledge

Expected Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate increased information literacy and critical thinking in the disciplinary and general education curricula
    • Measured through outcomes of work with Writing in the Disciplines Coordinator, University Seminar—especially in the Liberal Arts—instructors, capstone courses where available, and other core or influential courses or learning experiences
  • Library Faculty will be able to demonstrate / gain awareness of effective instructional strategies
    • Measured through information sharing at Teaching Excellence Academy for Library Faculty (TEAL) and ongoing notes of instructional activity and end-of-year reports
  • Subject faculty will work with library faculty to identify and address students’ research skills and habits of mind/perspectives. 
    • Measured by reports by individuals regarding collaboration on assignment design
  • Patrons, regardless of research question or stage of inquiry, receive individual guidance that enables them to make progress and achieve greater independence
    • Measured by surveys of patrons and library faculty/staff and activity counts
  • Patrons will be able to discover the human and material resources, in-person and on-line, in a way that enables them to make progress and achieve greater independence. 
    • Measured by LibQual survey
  • Patrons will have access to all library holdings
    • Measured by clearing backlog of materials and records and by fully representing materials to local and interlibrary loan patrons
  • Participants in University’s research-oriented student programming (e.g. URSCA, interns, academic support programs) will be able to make progress and achieve greater independence
    • Measured by surveys of leaders and participants and individual learning activities
  • Faculty campus-wide will look to the human and material resources of the Library as they develop as scholars
    • Measured by LibQual and other individual reports
  • Library faculty and staff continue to develop professionally.
    • Measured by use of professional development funds, reports of knowledge gained or improvements achieved

Strategic Issue 2

Strategic Issue 2 – Achieving excellence while ensuring financial sustainability

  • While being good stewards of human and monetary resources and supporting the University’s priorities -
    • Make needed research materials available promptly and as seamlessly as possible
    • Maintain an environment, virtual and physical, conducive to learning and academic work
    • Develop the library staff and faculty and make best use of their talents and time
    • In concert with PASSHE library colleagues, choose consortial resources and systems and share expertise
  • Assist the University in securing new funding sources

Expected Outcomes

  • Use human and monetary resources carefully
    • Measured by achievement of and contributions toward the Library’s and University’s strategic goals
  • Support University fundraising
    • Measured by efforts to use the Library’s profile as a way to enhance University’s fundraising and by money received

Strategic Issue 3

Strategic Issue 3 – Designing an enrollment vision in terms of demand, program mix and capacity

  • Support recruitment and retention of students, especially in targeted populations

Expected Outcomes

  • Identify / develop opportunities among the University Seminar and graduate student populations for retention
    • Measured by retention rates within those communities

Strategic Issue 4

Strategic Issue 4 – Fostering and developing a strong sense of community

  • Create communities of action where partnerships are formed and acted upon to further student and faculty learning
  • Create working environments that facilitate greater cohesion with the academic community
  • Communicate effectively among partners and stakeholders, including students, professors, staff, community members, PASSHE counterparts, and library consortial colleagues.
  • Contribute to an understanding of the University’s organizational history and its place in the surrounding community
  • Welcome local and visiting patrons
  • Work with Bloomsburg Public Library and complement one another’s work

Expected Outcomes

  • Partnerships with other campus entities committed to student and faculty learning are formed and lead to actions that further student and faculty learning
    • Measured by reports from partners and activities
  • Partners and stakeholders are kept informed of the Library’s role and contributions
    • Measured by sharing of information at various levels—individual personnel, administrative meetings, consortial meetings
  • Additional study space secured at other locations on campus
    • Measured by existence and use of additional study space
  • Complementary relationships established with the Bloomsburg Public Library, local schools, and county and regional organizations that focus on the history of the community

Measured by reports from colleagues at the public library

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Information Literacy Instruction

Off-Campus Access

Interlibrary Loan

Chronicle of Higher Education

Reserves/Fair Use

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Research Consultations

Renew Books Online

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Open Computers

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Library Fines

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