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Key Actions and Plan Highlights of the UCL Library Strategy 2019–22.

Key Actions
 
User Experience

2018-19

  1. Support for student wellbeing embedded in Library service model
  2. Core library skills programme established

2019-20

  1. New presence for library research support services launched
  2. UCL Arena & student partners project on reading lists

2020-21

  1. Launch of new public website
  2. UCL Special Collections Research fellowships launched

2021-22

  1. Online portal for NHS Trusts to access e-resources
  2. Sector-leading support and guidance on Open Science metrics in place
Staffing, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

2018-19

  1. New processes for advocacy about library staff skills and achievements

2019-20

  1. A Workforce Planning Strategy to support career development
  2. Mechanisms for proposing and managing change

2020-21

  1. New CPD opportunities include Aspiring Managers Programme
  2. Competencies frameworks defined

2021-22

  1. Action Plan for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion fully delivered
Finance and Management Information

2018-19

  1. New statistics created

2019-20

  1. Cash processes analysed

2020-21

  1. New cash flows materialised

2021-22

  1. Value for money reviews completed
Systems, Collections and Processes

2018-19

  1. Establish processes for feedback management
  2. Appoint a Head of Digitisation and Licensing

2019-20

  1. Revised service standards and KPIs
  2. Introduce an enquiries management system

2020-21

  1. Business case for extension of Electronic Records Management
  2. Review of reading list management software

2021-22

  1. The National Archives accreditation for UCL Archives
  2. Stores material fully catalogued
Sustainable Estate

2018-19

  1. Student Centre opening

2019-20

  1. Dedicated postgraduate (research) space opens

2020-21

  1. Programme of work is implemented to address poor office environments
  2. Departmental Green Impact Gold Award

2021-22

  1. New Special Collections building plans are signed off
  2. Green Impact Platinum award
Communication, Outreach & Open Access

2018-19

  1. Launch Megajournal
  2. Pilot Open Educational Resources (OER)
  3. Library comms strategy

2019-20

  1. Create a virtual Office for Open Science
  2. Launch OER repository
  3. Increase income from commercial filming & donations

2020-21

  1. RPS target met engagement for REF 2021 (85%+)
  2. New platform for Open Access textbooks (BOOC)
    delivered

2021-22

  1. Initiate Citizen Science projects/activities