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SBU Libraries - Strategic Plan 2024

A place for news and updates related to the strategic planning process of Stony Brook University Libraries, 2024- 2029.



In February 2023, Stony Brook University Libraries embarked on its next Strategic Plan. The primary purpose of the strategic plan is to guide the future direction of the libraries and ensure that we are efficiently and effectively meeting the needs of our users within our means. In addition, we strive to be leaders, develop our spaces and technologies, and incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in every aspect of our work. Through this process, we will identify new opportunities for growth and innovation while prioritizing our resources and initiatives. Our plan will cover the next five years, starting in 2024 and ending in 2029.

The Libraries’ strategic plan will be aligned with the University-wide strategy and the strategic plan from the Health Sciences Center and Stony Brook Medicine. While the University's plans were being worked on, the libraries were given the green light to start our strategic planning process with the ability to make adjustments as needed.

Entering the final writing phase, the libraries’ strategic planning committee completed gathering and assessing ample feedback from the campus community and the Libraries' staff and faculty. Our priorities and objectives are currently being cleaned and finalized. Actions for the objectives have been started for the implementation plan. The supplemental text for the plan is being written.

Check back here for updates and progress reports and the soon to be finalized new Strategic Plan of SBU Libraries! This guide is accessible to the public.