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MC Library Master Plan

FY 22 - FY 24

The Montgomery College Library FY 22 - FY 24 Master Plan is positioned within the framework of the MC2025 Strategic Plan, the Academic Master Plan, and the College's mission, vision, and values. This multi-year roadmap defines our key priorities for FY 22 - FY 24. 

To learn more about MC Library, including our mission and vision, visit the About the MC Library page.


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Succession Planning and Staff Investment
  • Goal 1.1: Collaborate with HRSTM to recruit for all vacancies and develop a continuity of operations plan
  • Goal 1.2: Develop a long-term succession plan for all library divisions
  • Goal 1.3: Adopt an environment of continuous professional development, seeking opportunities from internal and external resources that correspond to our vision, goals, and annual action items.

MC2025 Alignment:

  • Goal 2. Enhance Transformational Teaching Practices and Learning Environments
  • Goal 4. Build, Engage, and Strengthen Community Partnerships
  • Goal 5. Invest in our Employees

Academic Master Plan Alignment:

  • Academic Affairs Division Goals: Grow, Create, Engage, Connect, and Communicate
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Expand the MC Library’s reach through updated technology in instruction, support, remote library services, and student-centered user experience initiatives
  • Goal 2.1: Develop and manage curriculum-driven collections
  • Goal 2.2: Using principles of user-centered design, the Library Management System (LMS) Implementation Team will implement Ex Libris Alma and Primo
  • Goal 2.3: Collaborate with library staff to prioritize division technology needs with increased support from the Office of Information Technology
  • Goal 2.4: Working with faculty, librarians will create, maintain, manage, and expand asynchronous digital learning tools to increase student information literacy learning
  • Goal 2.5: Provide continuity for online services after the return to the physical campus, including online information support, information literacy instruction, e-textbook adoption, and other resources and services, and expand and increase the library's virtual services to support the Virtual Campus

MC2025 Alignment:

  • Goal 1: Empower Students to Start Smart and Succeed
  • Goal 2: Enhance Transformational Teaching Practices and Learning Environments
  • Goal 4: Build, Engage, and Strengthen Community Partnerships
  • Goal 6: Protect Affordability

Academic Master Plan Alignment:

  • Academic Affairs Division Goals: Think, Communicate, Create, Engage, Connect, and Achieve
  • Initiatives: Embed Classroom Support
  • Academic Affairs Division Priorities: Reduce Cost of Completion, Enhance Student Pathways from MCPS and to USG
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Develop a culture of ongoing purposeful library assessment and data-driven decision making
  • Goal 3.1: Assess course instruction to create a better understanding of what students need and how we can better respond to student instructional, learning, and information needs
  • Goal 3.2: Implement a User Experience (UX) Framework to better understand the behaviors, expectations, and needs of library users and evolve services and resources accordingly
  • Goal 3.3: Collaborate with the General Education Standing Committee (GESC) to complete the information literacy competency rubric revision and support faculty methods for implementing in courses

MC2025 Alignment:

  • Goal 2: Enhance Transformational Teaching Practices and Learning Environments
  • Goal 4: Build, Engage, and Strengthen Community Partnerships

Academic Master Plan Alignment:

  • Academic Affairs Division Goals: Think, Communicate, Create, Engage, Connect, and Achieve
  • Initiatives: Embed Classroom Support, Enhance Student Pathways from MCPS and to USG
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Library Advocacy and Demonstration of Value
  • Goal 4.1: Expand the MC Library Communications Plan to investigate and support strategic advocacy to demonstrate the library's value
  • Goal 4.2: Develop strategic partnerships to position MC Library as an essential part of the College's academic mission

MC2025 Alignment:

  • Goal 4: Build, Engage, and Strengthen Community Partnerships
  • Goal 5: Invest in our Employees

Academic Master Plan Alignment:

  • Academic Affairs Division Goals: Communicate, Engage, and Connect
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Library Space Planning
  • Goal 5.1: Continue to modernize and advocate for evolving library spaces that address changes in scholarship and learning
  • Goal 5.2: Respond to user needs through ongoing assessment strategies to ensure we create inclusive and sustainable spaces that foster collaboration and creativity, and library users feel welcomed and empowered

MC2025 Alignment:

  • Goal 2: Enhance Transformational Teaching Practices and Learning Environments
  • Goal 4: Build, Engage, and Strengthen Community Partnerships

Academic Master Plan Alignment:

  • Academic Affairs Division Goals: Think, Communicate, Engage, Connect, and Achieve
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