Mission and Strategic Planning

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Setting an Ambitious Course

McMaster University Library is looking to raise the bar in the coming years under the guidance of its Strategic Plan for 2023-26.

As outlined in detail below, the University Library will play a more pivotal role in supporting the University’s complex research ecosystem and, through the provision of innovative physical and virtual learning environments, extraordinary collections, services and learning opportunities, become a more active and critical partner in teaching and learning.  

The new Strategic Plan demonstrates our commitment to enhancing support for Indigenous students, scholars, and practices and to advance a more active diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility agenda in everything we do. We will also nurture strong relationships with our campus partners, local libraries, as well as social and cultural organizations to help advance Hamilton’s future as a thriving place to live and work. 

We know that how we achieve these goals matters. Over the coming years, we will build strong opportunities for staff development and well-being, strive for operational excellence, and strengthen our focus on sustainability as a guiding principle in all aspects of our operations. 

We have charted an ambitious course. By working with our University Library colleagues and the campus community, I look forward to realizing our vision together.

Vivian Lewis
McMaster University Librarian