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Libraries' Strategic Plan: Catalyst | AY 21-22 Strategic Plan

Catalyst AY21-22 Year End Celebration

Catalyst Year-End Celebration took place Friday, June 17.  The official Business Review recap will be emailed out by Friday, June 24.  In the meantime, here are resources for you to access:

Slide Presentation

Jamboard Activity (feel free to contribute!)

Professional Development LibGuide Landing Page

VSS Data Dashboard beta

Partnerships Toolkit

 

AY 21-22 Strategic Plan and Values

Strategic Plan Overview

In AY22, the Libraries will continue working on the goals from AY21.  One action-oriented initiative is aligned with each goal.

Goal 1: Develop talent, resources, and experiences to facilitate an inclusive community.

• Professional Development: Create a sustainable, functioning resource guide relating to professional development with balanced information for Classified Staff, Unclassified Staff, and Librarians.

Goal 2: Transform the Libraries’ environment and user-centered experience to anticipate evolving modes of learning.

Virtual Spaces and Services: Promote existing virtual services and develop a long-term strategy to identify new services that would best suit our community of students, faculty, and staff.

Goal 3: Forge meaningful partnerships that foster affordability, ensure relevancy, and cultivate life-long connections.

Meaningful Partnerships: Create a toolkit to support Libraries’ staff in fostering and maintaining healthy partnerships.

This year, teams will take intentional steps to align the work they are completing with Miami Rise as well as support DEI initiatives.

Initiatives

  • Professional Development: Create a sustainable, functioning resource guide relating to professional development with balanced information for Classified Staff, Unclassified Staff, and Librarians.
    • Sponsors: Alea Henle and Lindsay Miller
    • Facilitator(s): Lissa Martin and Shawn Vanness
    • Workgroup Members: Laura Birkenhauer, Cara Calabrese, Gabe Neff, and Barry Zaslow
    • Action Plan
  • Virtual Spaces and Services: Promote existing virtual services and develop a long-term strategy to identify new services that would best suit our community of students, faculty, and staff.
    • Sponsors: Stan Brown and Elias Tzoc
    • Facilitator(s): Andy Revelle and Jerry Yarnetsky
    • Workgroup Members: Kristen Adams, Mark Dahlquist, Ken Irwin, Megan Jaskowiak, Meng Qu, Alia Levar Wegner, and Rob Withers
    • Action Plan
  • Meaningful Partnerships: Create a toolkit to support Libraries’ staff in fostering and maintaining healthy partnerships.
    • Sponsors: Kevin Messner and Bill Modrow
    • Facilitator(s): Katie Gibson and Jacky Johnson
    • Workgroup Members: Lori Chapin, Abigail Morgan, Carla Myers, Senta Sellers, and John Williams
    • Action Plan

Strategic Plan Initiatives Progress Dashboard

The strategic plan progress dashboard is maintained monthly.  It is a visual representation of how each workgroup is progressing.  

Overall Progress represents the cumulative progress for every action on the strategic plan.

Goal Progress represents the progress for all aspects of that goal.

Initiative Progress represents the progress for all aspects of that initiative.  This year, this will match the goal progress, as there is one initiative per each goal.

Each initiative is broken into three objectives, or smaller tasks to help achieve the initiative. Objective Progress represents the progress for all tasks within an initiative objective. 

AY22 Catalyst Progress Dashboard

Catalyst progress as of May 2:

Graph representing progress on the Strategic Plan; overall progress is 34.4% on track, 34.4% will begin at a later date and 313% completed

April 15, 2022 Business Review #2

Resources:

Initiative Updates:

Professional Development Initiative / Goal 1: Create a sustainable, functioning resource guide relating to professional development with balanced information for Classified Staff, Unclassified Staff, and Librarians.

  • On track and ready to start loading some content onto the LibGuide
  • Submitted a sustainability plan to their sponsors for approval from senior leadership
  • Goal is to have the Professional Development LibGuide available for review by late May
  • This group is maintaining a parking lot of ideas for future professional development initiatives

Virtual Spaces and Services Initiative / Goal 2: Promote existing virtual services and develop a long-term strategy to identify new services that would best suit our community of students, faculty, and staff.

  • Selected MyGuide as the first service to market
  • Created two different marketing flyers to highlight different aspects of MyGuide
  • Once the flyers are approved, they will be posted across campus and MyGuide usage will be assessed
  • Progress is being made on dashboard creation - the goal is to add data sources for each department to the dashboard by June
  • Departments have identified relevant data sources
  • Currently exploring apps and testing methodology to best process the data

Meaningful Partnerships Initiative / Goal 3: Create a toolkit to support Libraries' staff in fostering and maintaining healthy partnerships.

  • Developed a toolkit outline that includes: partnership best practices; partnership evaluation tools; workflows for creating partnerships; documenting existing partnerships
  • Top victory is developing the toolkit wireframe
  • Once completed, the toolkit will be linked to the staff area of the Libraries’ website and usage will be assessed

Top Takeaways:

  • There is excitement about the workgroup updates - all three groups are in the development phase of their action plans and outcomes are beginning to be realized.
  • Implementation of the strategic plan is a collective effort.  I would like to thank all individuals who are involved this year:
    • Professional Development - Laura Birkenhauer, Cara Calabrese, Alea Henley, Lissa Martin, Lindsay Miller, Gabe Neff, Shawn Vanness, and Barry Zaslow
    • Virtual Spaces and Services - Kristen Adams, Stan Brown, Mark Dahlquist, Ken Irwin, Megan Jaskowiak, Meng Qu, Andy Revelle, Elias Tzoc, Alia Levar Wegner, Rob Withers, and Jerry Yarnetsky
    • Meaningful Partnerships - Lori Chapin, Katie Gibson, Jacky Johnson, Kevin Messner, Bill Modrow, Abi Morgan, Carla Myers, Senta Sellers, and John Williams
  • Planning for next year is underway.  There is a lot of energy around the possibilities this can hold!
  • The work we are doing extends beyond the Libraries.  We are supporting MiamiRISE, the university’s strategic plan, and recommendations from the President’s DEI Taskforce. Additionally, the initiatives provide an opportunity to partner with departments and organizations around campus. 
     

March 9, 2022 Communications Updates

Check out the following resources that were launched to spread the word about Catalyst:

Additionally, the following has been added to AY21 Strategic Plan Outcomes:

February 2, 2022 Business Review #1

Resources:

Top Takeaways:

  • Catalyst | Strategic Plan for AY22 is off to a strong start!
  • Each of the three initiative workgroups (Professional Development, Virtual Spaces and Services, and Meaningful Partnerships) has completed an action plan and has a clear focus for their initiative
  • We are so lucky to have such dedicated staff contributing to this year's strategic plan!

December 15, 2021 Initial Training Recap

Resources:

 Top Takeaways:

  1. The Catalyst | Strategic Plan for AY22 will take place from January - June 2022
  2. Important events are on the AY22 Timeline 
  3. Everyone plays an important role in the strategic planning process!
  4. Visit Catalyst | AY 20-21 Strategic Plan Outcomes to see the final outcomes of last year's strategic plan

A Look Ahead...

calendar with a check on one date 

AY22 Timeline -

June:

  • Final workgroup meeting(s)
  • Year-end Celebration (June 17) - All staff are invited to join!
    • Materials emailed out within a week
  • Final reports due
  • AY23 - workgroup recruitment, timeline planning, website updates

Questions, feedback, concerns?

Provide anonymous feedback here at any time.

You can also reach out to Elizabeth Kerr with questions, comments, or concerns.

Last updated - June 6, 2022