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  1. Vision The University of Pretoria Library Services distinguishes itself as a global leader through redefining academic librarianship

  2. Mission To achieve the vision, the UP Library Services will adopt the "High Tech, High Touch" scenario by focusing on Leadership, Innovation & Technology, Partnerships & Client Services, and Staff Development

  3. Assumptions • This is not "in addition" to the normal workings of the Library but rather what drives it! • All the actions will be implemented by a Project planning approach • Evaluation and measurement of the implemen-tation of the Strategic plan on a regular basis • The Strategic plan is flexible and dynamic • The Strategic plan is a high-level document that provides a broad strategic framework for further plans and actions

  4. Strategies For an integration of "High Tech, High Touch", the following strategies must be implemented: Leadership • Create/strengthen a climate & culture for innovation • Establish leadership for innovation • Adopt a Project planning approach to optimise our resources & future planning • Transition to a conducive physical environment for innovation Innovation & Technology • Delivery of new technology-based services • Infusion of relevant technologies intoclient processes Staff Development • Continuing Professional Development & Workplace Learning (CPDWL) based on identified skills sets aligned to the strategies Partnerships and Client Services • High level integration with Research focus areas • Embedded Librarianship • Partnering with UP teaching & learning model • Client Training

  5. Actions (Planning) Leadership: • Leadership training & mentoring for innovation (US – Ujala Satgoor + management/leadership) • Carnegie Library Leadership Academies must become self-sustainable(US) • Internal leadership development for innovation (US) • Understanding and implementation of basic Project planning principles (US) • Redefining, redesigning and upgrading of existing space to increase innovation and functionality (RM – Robert Moropa) • Measuring the "carbon footprint“ (green library) (RM) Innovation & Technology: • Create a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) & implement a research data management service that include Information Specialists involvement(HP – Heila Pienaar, HK – Hilda Kriel + management/leadership); • Systematic incorporation of new IT developments in products and services (HP, HK + management/leadership)

  6. Actions (Contd.) Staff Development (relevant professional skills & competencies): • Finalisation of the Staff Development Plan (US); • Strategic HR management e.g. succession planning, employment processes, promotions & remuneration (RM); • Mentoring & Coaching (HK); • Up-skilling for a high tech environment (HP); • Identification of relevant new skills (US, HK, HP + management/leadership) Partnerships and Client Services: • Develop external and internal high level strategic partnerships(RM + all staff) • Create multi-disciplinary teams for research focus areas (HK + management/leadership); • To explore & implement the concept of Embedded Librarianship (HK + management/leadership); • To explore & implement the learning & teaching model of the University (HK + management/leadership); • To explore & implement appropriate & relevant client training for a high tech environment (HP, HK + management/leadership) • Reconceptualise information literacy (HK + management/leadership) • Optimal distribution of staff to ensure equitable services (Library executive)

  7. Project planning

  8. Project planning framework / steps • Introduction • Strategic context • Goals & objectives • List of deliverables • Milestones • Roles & responsibilities • Marketing & communication • Staff issues • Resources needed (http://chicwriter.com/2009/07/16/how-to-organize-your-companys-project-plan/)

  9. Way forward… Library Exco discussion to align strategy with peer review report (January 31, 2011) Alignment of Strategic Plan to the Faculty Library & Unit Implementation Plans March 18, 2011 (Planning & Leading) Executive to align UPLS strategies with UP strategic Plan Executive to regroup in April 2011