Our Strategic Goals

Indiana University Bloomington recently published the details of its strategic plan, IUB 2030. This ambitious, seven-year vision will further elevate the vibrant Bloomington campus and increase its impact. IU Libraries is collaborating  to define our own strategic directions in alignment with this vision. The following goals, published April 2023, will lead our path as we develop the Libraries' strategic plan. 

  • IU Libraries will be an inclusive and equitable work environment with a culture of care and trust.
  • IU Libraries will provide and preserve world-class collections that are inclusive, sustainable, easy to discover, and usable in meaningful ways.
  • IU Libraries will equip students for academic success and lifelong learning, and actively contribute to an exceptional student experience.
  • IU Libraries will be an integral partner in the pursuit of groundbreaking research and creativity.

Our Core Values


We further the scholarly explorations of all who are curious by ever-expanding access to information and by creating an inclusive, welcoming environment to reach an ever-broadening research community.

Collaborations, consultations, and partnerships that are inclusive and transformational are fundamental to our work with all communities.

We are committed to deep-seated, structural change leading to greater diversity, inclusivity, access, and social justice in our workplace and campus community. Our work in collections, information services, publishing, and preservation amplifies the voices, experiences, and perspectives of those who have been oppressed, terrorized, silenced, or disadvantaged by the dominant culture.

We practice innovation in two primary ways: through technological enhancements and new organizational efficiencies in our resources, tools, and services; and by fostering equity, diversity, inclusivity, and justice in our work and goals as ongoing responses to a continually evolving social environment.

We practice transparency, openness, impartiality, accountability, and respect.