Promote Packard Library as the intellectual heart of campus
Actions include: evaluating Packard Library to ensure the space, collections, and services help support and drive an innovative and reinvigorated curriculum; assess the need for “neutral” spaces to support growing campus needs such as virtual reality and online instruction; reconsider library & IT staff locations to maximize communication and resources
Enhance and build partnerships across campus and beyond so we can better align L&IT initiatives with College and departmental goals.
Actions include: regular outreach to departments through improved communication; greater involvement with our consortial partners at AICAD, AICUO, Educause, OhioLINK, OPAL, ARLIS/NA and increased collaboration with nearby institutions
Work to embed diverse and inclusive practices in L&IT along with actively participating in CCAD’s broader DEI initiatives.
Actions include: reviewing technology platforms to include preferred first names, consideration of pronouns, accessibility, universal design and other similar actions; encourage L&IT staff to join campus DEI efforts including hiring, committees, trainings, and community events; provide funding professional development opportunities such as leadership institutes
Enhance and implement technology and services that allow the CCAD community to learn and work remotely (where appropriate, adopt a cloud-first strategy)
Actions include: increased bandwidth; promoting effective instructional design practices; expanding our single-sign-on applications; supporting asynchronous instruction; advocating for the creation and use of open educational resources such as open textbooks; expanding and updating campus Wi-Fi; and moving IT infrastructure services to the cloud
Ensure L&IT staffing is appropriate to address the needs of the campus community while continuously developing the skills and expertise of Library & IT staff so we can bring the best innovation to CCAD, expertly serve the College’s needs, and assure we are making highly-informed decisions as we assess and strive to improve our services.
Actions include: work with campus leadership to address staffing challenges; ensure L&IT staff have time and funds to access professional development resources; regular communication between managers and staff members regarding professional development goals and mentoring opportunities; sharing newly learned skill sets across all of L&IT
Information Security & Business Continuity
Enhance and strengthen our information security program. L&IT will partner with the campus community to protect data from unauthorized loss, disclosure or alteration, and to ensure that systems are available when needed
Plan for the implementation of a next-generation Student Information System
Actions include collaborating with consultants on a multi-year project to assess readiness, staffing, and resource needs
Review and refine L&IT operations including systems and policies (Close the loop)
Actions include: updating and sharing policies such as account creation, account deactivation, library lending and fines, new technology and software requests and data security
Evaluate computer labs across campus in order to develop a sustainable model for replacements
Review computer lab usage to reconsider lab placement, hardware lifecycle
Bolster our web presence
Actions include: Consolidate information in one location; develop pages that make it easier for campus users to find and locate information so they can address technology issues on their own