Strategic Plan, 2012-2015 - Organizational development and Effectiveness

  Organizational Development
  and Effectiveness

Foster an environment of continuous learning and organizational development that is responsive to the mission, vision, values, and strategic initiatives of the Library and the University.

Raynor Memorial Libraries is committed to creating an environment of excellence in its organizational functions in support of evolving user expectations and technological advancements and to remain a vital organization within the University. Organizational development is a key component in ensuring the Libraries' capacity to respond to internal and external challenges and to sustain success over time. Continuous training and development of staff are essential for organizational effectiveness.

Strategic Priorities

  • Assess and improve the Libraries' organizational structure and effectiveness
  • Attract and retain diverse staff who embrace the mission, vision and values, and contribute to strategic initiatives of the Library and University
  • Provide opportunities for staff to develop the skills and professional competencies necessary to employ best practices, explore experimental approaches and leverage emerging technologies

2014 - 2015 Objectives

  • Migrate staff website, committee minutes, and other common information from I: drive to another more accessible platform   
  • Provide information and/or training opportunities to raise awareness for diversity and inclusion   
  • Implement staff development training calendar
  • Stay current with emerging trends in higher education and technological advances
  • Pursue opportunities for fundraising
  • Participate in the MU Press external review