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UCI Libraries Strategic Plan 2005-2014/2015

Over the next nine years, UCI will continue to grow at a significant rate, culminating in the final “build out” of the campus in terms of maximum size of enrollment, employees, and physical plant. Anticipating this build out, the Executive Vice Chancellor has engaged the campus in a process to produce a plan that will guide UCI through 2014/2015.

The UCI Libraries have conducted extensive planning over the years, both for new initiatives and to improve existing programs, including collections, services, computing, budgets, staffing, and space. The UCI Libraries Strategic Plan 2005-2014/2015 has been developed within the context of the campus plan and priorities, focusing on services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community, and covering the same time period, up to 2014/2015.

The development of the Libraries’ Strategic Plan 2005-2014/2015 has been guided by the following points highlighted in the campus strategic plan:

  • Enrollment growth is expected to climb to 32,000 by 2014/2015
  • Graduate enrollment growth is a priority
  • Community and campus demographics and needs are changing
  • New academic programs and professional schools, including a law school, are likely
  • Research within the academic programs is critical to the success of UCI
  • UCI has aspirations to be the “university of choice for California students” and to continue its rise in the ranks of the top public universities from its current ranking of twelfth
  • The enhancement of campus life for students and faculty is a priority
  • UCI will have a prominent and influential role in Orange County and in Southern California , and will have significant responsibilities because of that role
  • Financial resources beyond state support must be secured
  • The information technology infrastructure must be robust, secure, and cutting edge

Vision, Mission and Values
Goals and Objectives
Vision Statement

The UCI Libraries provide vital leadership in UCI’s quest for increasing distinction as a premier research university. As the intellectual crossroads of the campus, the Libraries are essential to its academic life, and inspire members of UCI’s diverse community to discover, create, and contribute knowledge.


The Libraries proactively assist UCI’s students, faculty, and staff in fulfilling the education, scholarship, patient care, and research goals of the University.

We provide superior user-focused services, accurate and unbiased assistance, and easy-to- use access to outstanding research collections.

We deliver our services in physical spaces and online environments that are conducive to study, learning, and discovery.

We preserve our collections to ensure their availability for use and their survival as valuable cultural assets.

As a major information resource for UCI and its local community, we contribute to creating and sustaining a well-informed and educated society.

We enable our staff to excel and innovate in support of our mission.


We value our users, and we demonstrate that by our responsiveness to user needs, continuous improvement, strong teamwork, and open communication.

We value our talented, informed, and diverse staff for their excellent contributions to the development and delivery of innovative services, programs, and collections of outstanding quality.

We subscribe to campus-wide statements of values and principles of community and strive to uphold, incorporate, and exemplify these values in all our actions.