Strategic Priorities

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    Student Success

    We empower students by offering opportunities for learning, growth, and entrepreneurship as well as fostering a sense of belonging. With collections, services, and programs that engage students academically and support their well-being, the Library is a key partner in advancing student success and the university’s practice of cura personalis.

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    Research Partnerships

    We pursue partnerships within Georgetown’s campus and among a global community of scholars and align our staffing, collections, services, platforms, and digital infrastructure with the key phases of the research process. With expertise that reaches across the entire research cycle, we partner and collaborate with faculty, students, and researchers who seek to amplify their productivity and the impact of their scholarship.

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    Collections & Access

    We strategically collect, curate, preserve, and promote access to scholarly content in a variety of formats to meet the evolving research needs of faculty and students into the future. As stewards of these diverse and distinctive collections, we strive to actively respond to the continuously changing information landscape in both scholarship and publishing.

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    Reimagined Spaces

    We recognize the value of comfortable, functional library spaces for members of the Georgetown community, connecting them with resources and each other through dialogue, shared scholarship, and creative work. By applying practices of user-centered and inclusive design, we seek to offer modern, flexible environments for teaching, learning, and research that reflect the diverse needs of the Georgetown students and faculty.

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    Organizational Effectiveness

    We align our work with the evolving needs of Georgetown’s campus and global communities. To meet these needs and to develop a culture of continuous improvement, we simultaneously seek opportunities to build expertise and explore adaptive approaches.