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.
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.
Ashland University 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.