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Pathways toward a Transformative CWU Libraries: A Three-Year Guide

CWU Libraries is committed to being a full partner with students and faculty in providing transformative teaching, learning, and research.  We provide a wide variety of services, resources, and programs.  We seek to make our offerings even more deeply integrated with the needs of our students and the greater CWU community.

This is a guide for the next three years (Academic Year 2021-2023).  There are three components: guiding directions, key goals, and supporting actions.

Guiding Directions

  • Be a partner in transformative teaching, learning, and research
  • Welcome the University community with excellent service and resources, seamless access to those resources and services, and inclusive spaces and programs accessible and approachable to all
  • Add to the quality of life of the CWU community
  • Create and extend an atmosphere of Inclusiveness and Diversity

Key Three-Year Goals

  • Create welcoming user experiences and inclusive access by transforming physical spaces and creating virtual spaces and services*       
  • Create diversity in the collections across disciplines and formats*
  • Create Pathways to Affordable Course Materials*
  • Build Digital Humanities teaching, learning, and research support
  • Build Data Management services
  • Create and nurture a nimble, responsive CWU Libraries Organization


ASSESS 2020-2023

The Plan will be put into action in the 2020-2021 academic year, and we’ll assess individual initiatives so as to remain responsive and flexible.

Rebecca L. Lubas
Dean of Libraries
James E. Brooks Library - Central Washington University
400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 963-1981 |