At the initiative of the Vice-Chancellor and Provost and the Dean of Libraries, Syracuse University will undertake an external review of the Library this month. Conducted by a visiting team of leaders in the field of academic librarianship and technology, the review will be a formal assessment of the Library’s effectiveness as a partner in the teaching and research mission of Syracuse University.
The Review Team committee is committed to getting feedback from undergraduate and graduate students to inform its report. An informal discussion with students has been scheduled from 4:30–5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 15th at Bird Library, in the Peter Graham Room. If you are interested in the future of the library, this is a discussion you do not want to miss.
The committee will issue a report to the provost and dean of libraries within a month of their visit. Their findings will be widely available to the University community.
The conclusions that come from the review will be used to plan and improve the library’s overall programs and quality, identify strengths and weaknesses in programs and services to each of the library’s various constituencies, suggest the proper set of metrics by which the Syracuse University Libraries should be measured in the coming years and assess the specific areas of investment needed for the library to match expectations set forth by the institution and its students.
For more information about the external review of the Library, please see http://news.syr.edu/syracuse-university-libraries-external-review-planned-for-fall-2012/.