We have established four main goals for 2019-20.
- Expand efforts to support campus-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives We will identify ways that the Library can participate in Middlebury’s ambition to create a community that is as diverse and inclusive as the world that it seeks to engage. This means thinking about our spaces (both physical and digital), our services, and our collections.
- Identify our role in building and sustaining the infrastructure required for Digital Scholarship With an increased curricular and research focus on digital scholarship as evidenced by the DLA and the new MiddData efforts, we will work faculty, CTLR, DLINQ, ITS to define what infrastructure (hardware, software, facilities, and personnel) are needed to enable Middlebury’s digital scholarship ambitions.
- Clarify the role of the library in support of on-line and hybrid courses As Middlebury begins to offer more on-line and hybrid courses, we need to understand what library services are required for students and faculty who may not ever set foot on campus. To that end, we’ll be working closely with pilot on-line courses, primarily at the Institute, as well as learning from those that have already made this transition.
- Continue to work on the Library Space Master Plan Having completed the first phase of the Library Space Master Plan, we will be developing more specific plans for projects that will advance the ideas we developed. In particular, we will launch our deselection project, which will both relieve some of the overcrowding in our stacks and free up space for developing some of the ideas in the plan.