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Library Strategic Plan

As students, faculty, staff, and community partners, you are an important part of Henry Madden Library’s future and we need your help as we develop our next strategic plan.

How YOU Can Play a Part in Our Plans For The Future

As we move into the next phase of our library’s life, together we will create a plan that builds on our strengths and moves us ahead into our future endeavors. Our committee has identified several key areas of focus, including but not limited to Curricular Support, Outreach, Community Relations, Library as Place, and Innovation and Technology.

Dean Del Hornbuckle offers below her thoughts about the library’s work at Fresno State. We’d appreciate it if you would take a few moments to read her message then complete a brief survey to give us your best ideas and to help us focus our vision for the future. Survey responses will be confidential and the aggregated results will be provided to our planning committee to guide them in the development of our strategic plan.

The Henry Madden Library now has the most exciting work before us. For decades, we have been an incubator for student learning, curiosity and discovery; our spaces and services are inclusive and accessible; our collections inspire and are sources of intellectual stimulation and they support research and our academic community. Our staff love what they do and are dedicated to the success of students.

We are ready to continue our tradition of excellence, and we invite you to join us as we shape the next decade of continued support, access, and resources to our students. We have launched our first strategic plan in the history of the Library and we invite you to join us in shaping the next decade of excellence and student success at our Library.

We are hosting open fora this spring for stakeholders — faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, and the community — to participate in the Library’s strategic planning process. Initial work on the plan began last fall and will continue through the spring semester in anticipation of a final plan before the end of the academic year.

We encourage you to join us for engaging sessions to learn more about what we have accomplished and our vision of the Henry Madden Library in the next decade. Broad participation in this process will allow us to create a vibrant and dynamic plan driven by collective goals and values and your voice!

— Del Hornbuckle, Dean of Library Services

There are also opportunities to give feedback in specific focus groups for faculty and students and at two Open Fora scheduled for later this spring. Please see the information below on how you can help guide our plans for the future of Henry Madden Library and our work at Fresno State.

Visit the section appropriate to you, to find out how you can help us:


For Students

Please take our surveys or participate in our various groups. We want to hear what you want and need from your library!

Survey

Please participate in an online survey that collects student interests and expectations. Survey will run from March 11 - 31, 2021.

Focus Group

Consider joining one of our student-centered focus groups.

Open Forum

Attend an online forum being held on March 24, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.


For Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff can help by giving feedback on their library needs and ideas through surveys, focus groups, and our open forum.

Survey

Please participate in an online survey that collects employee interests and expectations. Survey will run from April 7 - April 24, 2021.

Focus Group

Consider joining one of our employee-centered focus groups.

Open Forum

Attend an online forum being held on March 24, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.


For Alumni and Community Members

Our community partners are also important to our planning for the future. Individuals and community organizations can let us know their thoughts and ideas through these surveys.

Community Survey for Individuals

Please participate in an online survey that collects your interests and expectations. The survey will run from April 6 - April 23, 2021.

Community Survey for Organizations

Please participate in an online survey that collects your interests and ways we can partner with you. The survey will run from April 6 - April 23, 2021.