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Library Strategic Plan

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 welcome you to keep up with our strategic plan as we finalize the details and put it into action in 2021-2022.

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.

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 come alongside us to learn more about what we accomplish with this plan and how we grow into our vision of the Henry Madden Library in the next decade.

— Del Hornbuckle, Dean of Library Services

As of May 2021, we’ve completed the outreach and data collection portions of our strategic planning process. Read the reports:

We’ve also crafted our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Statement and our Vision and Values Statement.

This summer’s work entails:


  1. Compiling our data and goal setting exercises
  2. Outlining our Plan Format
  3. Writing our plan draft


  1. Evaluating the draft, incorporating feedback
  2. Finalizing the plan


  1. Launch plan for the AY 2021-2022