URI Libraries Strategic Direction 2022-2027

To effectively position itself for the future and ensure student, faculty and research success, the University Libraries have created a forward thinking and flexible five-year strategic direction for the fiscal years 2022 through 2027.

Mission of the URI Libraries


1. Collections

Provide the most accurate and diverse collection based on the mission of the University in order to ensure student success while supporting the cutting-edge research of our faculty.            

2. Access

Give our community the information it needs in all formats for student, researcher and faculty success.  

3. Preservation

Ensure information relevant to our community is preserved and utilized through our archives, government publications and digital initiatives.                

4. Instruction

Lead the University’s efforts to increase understanding and practice of the various information literacies and to support the teaching and research mission of our community.  

5. Innovation

Create new and strategic initiatives which support community programs and projects.

6. Space

Provide a safe and nurturing environment that supports our community in its academic and research needs.  

7. Diversity

Ensure that all the University Libraries goals encompass diversity, equity and inclusion.

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