UW Libraries Blog

January 15, 2019

Elevating EDI for all Libraries staff

Sarah Leadley

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) themes are prominent in the Libraries Strategic Plan, Spanning our values statements, strategic directions, and goals (as well as the UW’s values and priorities), several Cabinet members and I are developing an EDI initiative that aims to achieve multiple, related goals: fostering an equitable and inclusive staff culture; improving communication to foster…


November 3, 2018

Looking at libraries strategy with open eyes

Maryam Fakouri

In recent months, many new strategic initiatives have sprouted across the university to share the fruits of UW-conducted research. They all grow under the philosophy of open—the movement to make information publicly available online at no cost to readers. Here’s a review: The Tri-Campus Digital Scholarship Group was charged to formulate a broad and unified vision…


October 12, 2018

How will we meet our strategic goals?

Jason Sokoloff

We have a Strategic Plan, so what next? Following their All-Staff Meeting panel session, Libraries Cabinet are working with their portfolios to identify activities that meet our articulated goals. This work is currently happening in a series of tiered discussions, where associate and assistant deans are convening with their directors and departments to answer the…