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Student Advocacy Groups: ULSAC and Library Ambassadors: Student Vision Project

Your Libraries, Your Voices: Play a role in shaping the future of the University of Missouri Libraries

Project Overview

  • What is the Student Vision Project?
    The University Libraries Student Advisory Council is drafting a report for campus administration and leadership on their vision of what the Universities Libraries should do and be moving forward. The purpose of an academic library is to support the scholarly needs of students, faculty, and staff. As such, it is important that students have a voice in how their library functions. The purpose of a student-drafted vision document is to communicate student needs, provide direction for the University Libraries, and inspire donors to fund initiatives.
  • What is the timeline to complete this project?
    This is a Fall 2017 project. Feedback will be gathered by October. A report will be submitted in December. Presentation of the report to various stakeholders will occur in Spring 2018. 
  • Who will be on the Task Force?
    All members of ULSAC and any interested Library Ambassadors.
  • Want to provide student feedback for the report?
    Please fill out this survey:

Feedback Gathering Tools

Survey: You are welcome to gather data from your organizations any way you think is best: forum, anecdotal evidence, surveys, etc. If if is useful to you, please share this Qualtrics survey with your group:

Forums / Focus Groups: Do you want Alex or Grace to visit your organization to hold a brief focus group? Contact either of us.



What are other academic libraries doing? What do other university libraries have? What do we want Mizzou Libraries to be?

Ann Riley, Vice-Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian - Vision Interview
[The Columbia Missourian] MU Libraries director wants to expand Ellis, find ways to preserve collection​

Association of College and Research Libraries - Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Winners

Want to actually see these libraries? Check out these videos: