Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2019-2024

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SMU Libraries’ multidisciplinary expertise, personalized services, and distinctive collections advance discovery, catalyze innovation, expand connections with campus and community partners, and directly impact the success of SMU’s academic, research, and creative aspirations.


  • We are the heart of the university.
  • We are a team.
  • We find strength in unity.
  • We preserve the past for the future.
  • We provide equitable and ethical access to information.
  • We are here for you.

Strategic Directions

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Goal 1
Activate Cultural Heritage

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Goal 2
Champion Research Innovation

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Goal 3
Impact Student Success

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Goal 4
Connect Our Communities

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Goal 5
Ignite Discovery

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Goal 6
Cultivate Organizational Excellence