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Strategic plan 2025

The library is the intellectual hub of the campus. It is used every day by thousands of students, faculty and researchers.

Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Welcome to the Library’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan 

The culmination of months of reflection, consultation, and hard work, this five-year plan identifies the strategic areas of focus that will guide the Library in its work to support research and learning at the University of Ottawa: contributing to the academic success of  students, faculty and researchers; connecting more closely with the University community; building collections essential to research and learning both today and tomorrow; and strengthening the Library’s operating and governance framework.

Drawing on insightful feedback from students, professors, and campus partners, as well as rich contributions from employees in every division of the Library, the development of this plan was truly a team effort. I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to this endeavour and, in so doing, helped to shape the future of the University of Ottawa Library.

Talia Chung, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries

Talia Chung, University Librarian and Vice-Provost (Knowledge Systems)


In alignment with the ambitious vision and core aspirations of Transformation 2030, the uOttawa Library advances cutting edge research and supports transformative learning by connecting the uOttawa community to expertise, services, collections and technology in a welcoming and supportive environment.



Transformation 2030 sets a compelling direction for our university, one which inspires us to strive for greater agility, deeper connectedness, more meaningful impact, and long-term sustainability. The Library adheres to the following values:

Responsiveness: We recognize the diverse needs of our user community. We actively engage with our users and take action based on their feedback and suggestions. We take a user centric approach when we design and offer services.

Respect: We champion diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek out different perspectives to provide better experiences and services that are accessible to all.

Creativity: We are curious, we generate new ideas, and we are empowered to find innovative solutions to achieve our goals. We are risk tolerant and seek to learn and adapt from our successes and failures.

Collaboration: We share ideas, expertise and resources with openness and respect. We are members of teams focused on common goals.

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Succeeding in a world where change is the only constant
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Becoming leaders in our global village
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Working together to build a better world

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Securing our shared future

More about our plan

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