Strategic Planning

Western Libraries Budgets, Planning, & Assessment

Western Libraries
The Western Libraries is committed to a culture of strategic planning rooted in rigorous assessment practices. We strive to make the collection and use of data a tool for decision making as well as the refinement and improvement of our internal processes through which we strive to align the Libraries’ activities and initiatives with the strategic goals of the university.


During the 2014-15 academic year Western Libraries Dean’s Leadership Group worked with library staff and institutional stakeholders to update the Libraries’ strategic plan and goals document established in 2012. Recognizing that the existing goals remained relevant this revision, which reflects environmental changes and accomplishments over the previous three years, further clarifies how the goals support ongoing Libraries and university initiatives.


The resulting 2015-2018 plan continues the close alignment of strategic goals with those of Western Washington University and Western Libraries.
Contact:  Andrea Peterson, Associate Dean of Libraries
  • Mission: Western Libraries connects – people to people, people to place, people to learning. 
  • Vision: Western Libraries will be the intellectual crossroads of our community, an innovative partner in learning and research.


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