Libraries are at an important and challenging intersection:  The research library concept is evolving to meet the changing research, teaching, and learning needs of faculty, staff, students, and the community at large.  New technologies, new theories of teaching and learning, and new electronic communication modes have already changed campus libraries for the better; world class collaborative teaching and learning spaces such as WisCEL, digital learning labs, and cutting edge electronic resources are just a few of the innovative services we provide.

But we can and want to do more.

At UW–Madison Libraries, we continue to build on our strengths and to value the rich traditions of our past even as we look to the inherent creativity of our world-class faculty, staff, and students to spark innovative new approaches to teaching, research, and learning.

What do you want from the Libraries?

What about the Libraries is most useful to you?

What will the Libraries look like in 10 years?

We are working to answer these questions for the UW–Madison Libraries as part of a new strategic planning process. Our goal is to keep UW–Madison Libraries among the best in the world and to create a shared campus vision of the modern university research library.

Now, you have a chance to be a part of the process—your comments and ideas will help to shape campus libraries going forward. There will be lots of ways to contribute.  First and foremost is a quick and easy web survey.  A print survey will also be available at all campus libraries through July 31, 2013. Then, in the fall, we will be conducting listening sessions and focus groups.  We are counting on your feedback for input into this important process.

Your comments are important, so please: tell us what you think!  Take the Libraries’ STRATEGIC PLANNING SURVEY now!

The Strategic Planning Survey closed on July 31, 2013.  Thank you for your participation!

On Wisconsin!