Library & Archives 2030 published!

Two students in Penryn library
Monday, 23 Oct 2023

We are very excited to be publishing Library & Archives 2030 – our vision and strategy for the future.

This forward plan was developed during 2022/23 through consultation with staff and students at Falmouth University, University of Exeter, the Student Union and FX Plus. We are grateful for your overall support for the Library & Archives vision and have fed your feedback into the final version.

Our vision comes in three parts encompassing our commitment to excellence in student experience & success, our role in providing access to knowledge & research and the skills to use it, and our inclusive approach to people, place and partnerships.

Student Experience & Success

Students are at the heart of our library and are highly satisfied with their experience. The library is the hub for academic, digital and wellbeing support on campus. Library and archives collections are dedicated to current and future learning and teaching. We are experts at supporting students to achieve, and learn skills that they need for study, life and employment. 

Priorities for Student Experience & Success

Knowledge and Research

Library & Archives provide access to the world’s knowledge through collections and research skills development.  Archives & Special Collections provide access to unique knowledge through sustained collections development, professional preservation and increasing digital access. We champion open research, making research that is done here freely available to everyone, so it can influence more people to change the world. We support our team to learn, reflect, and share best practice. 

Priorities for Knowledge & Research

People, place & partnerships

Working with others is fundamental to how we work and drives user-focused change in the library and archives. Our physical and virtual spaces are welcoming and inclusive and open to new ways of engaging with our community. All users, wherever they are, contribute to a vibrant, dynamic and accessible collection, engaging with each other and with resources, supporting their learning and research. 

Priorities for People, place and partnerships

We are looking forward to working with everyone in our community to make this vision a reality. Please do let us know how you think we’re doing through our feedback form.

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