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Strategic Plan

Mission Statement

The Thomas Tredway Library serves Augustana College by making learning the touchstone of all library activities and decisions.

Vision Statement

A center for teaching and research, the Thomas Tredway Library advances the academic aims of Augustana College by actively promoting student learning. The librarians and staff members commit to strong liaison and instructional programs integrated into the Augustana curriculum; provide high-quality, personal interaction and reference sessions with patrons; build and maintain a strong user-focused collection to support curricular needs; and serve both the Augustana campus and larger community. The library fosters collegiality and cooperation while promoting respect, embracing diversity, and encouraging the pursuit of intellectual growth and excellence.

Goals, Objectives and Short-Term Outcomes


Continue a thoughtful plan of integrating information literacy into the curriculum in a sequential, developmental manner.


Deliver library services that maximize efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, and inclusivity.


Foster strong relationships with our community as outlined in the Augustana 2020 Strategic Plan.


Build a vibrant collection that supports undergraduate learning, research, and intellectual curiosity.


Maintain the high esprit de corps, morale, and health of the library team; set limits and priorities that ensure a manageable workload.


Utilize our library space in the Gerber Center for Student Life to be beautiful, functional, and flexible for an evolving college community.

Updated May 24, 2016.