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Archer Library LibQUAL+® Survey

Resources & information for Archer Library's 2019 LibQual+ Survey

Archer Library LibQUAL Survey


Archer Library @ Ashland University
2019 LibQUAL Survey

Survey Dates:  October 21 - November 15, 2019

Archer Library Strategic Plan

Archer Library Strategic Plan

AU LibraryThe 2019 LibQual+ Survey supports Archer Library's Strategic Plan; our goals include:

  • Creating a safe, beautiful, learning-centered spaces.
  • Expanding library reach through alumni and community engagement.
  • Transforming the library’s information role by responding with new skills and new paradigms of service that collaborate and innovate.

Ashland University Library Mission

AU Library

The 2019 LibQual+ Survey supports AU Library's mission; we work to:

  • Encourage, support, and enable teaching, research and learning in a positive environment that values self-worth and intellectual inquiry.
  • Provide the collections, services and physical environment to encourage curiosity and reflection, and to satisfy information needs as students are challenged to develop intellectually and ethically in accordance with the mission statement of the University.
  • Enhance the academic experience by providing our patrons with the resources and confidence to access, evaluate and synthesize information.

Ashland University Library Vision

AU Library

The 2019 LibQual survey supports AU Library's vision; a library that

  • Provides services to a variety of clientele, diverse in skills and expectations, non-traditional and residential, physically present and remotely located.
  • Maintains a core collection of materials suitable for a comprehensive university and provides links to national and global resources that enhance the core collection.
  • Cultivates a physical environment, both technically and aesthetically, that encourages creativity and exploration.
  • Creates an atmosphere of trust, support and encouragement among all members of the university community.
  • Encourages experimentation in library instruction and alternative library services.
  • Utilizes technological advances to open new and broader avenues of intellectual inquiry; to improve bibliographic management and to manage an increasingly complex and diverse universe of information.

Ashland University Strategic Plan

Ashland Rising: 2020 Strategic Plan

Ashland University's strategic plan is conceived around five Pillars of Distinction: Academic Excellence, Our Unique Christian Identity, Exemplary Fiscal Stewardship, A Healthy, Safe and Supportive Campus Environment, and Enhanced Community Engagement

Archer Library's 2019 LibQual survey supports these Pillars & Goals.

Pillar 3 | Exemplary Fiscal Stewardship

Optimize our potential through greater efficiency, effectiveness and productivity by supporting strategic fiscal growth and development.

  • 3.5 Enhance campus facilities and learning environments to reflect the high quality of an AU education. Our facilities are a reflection of our commitment to excellence and we will continue to invest in our campus infrastructure.
  • 3.6 Recruit, retain and develop productive and successful administration and staff. We will focus our efforts on recruiting and retaining employees who support our mission and values.

Pillar 4 | Supportive Campus Environment
Provide a healthy, safe and supportive campus environment.

  • Goal 4.2 Provide unique and ongoing programming for meaningful faculty, staff and student interaction that expands students’ sensibilities about their role in the global community.
  • Goal 4.3 Engage students in a comprehensive experiential learning environment which incorporates campus programming and services that contribute to their personal development and academic success.



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