The 2018–21 Library & Information Technology Strategic Plan

Library and information technology environments are changing profoundly, as is Bucknell and higher education as a whole. For Library & Information Technology to succeed in our mission, we must be able to respond to these changes quickly and effectively. Library & Information Technology will address the following strategic goals and initiatives to position ourselves well for the implementation of Bucknell’s strategic plan and adjust accordingly as that plan is finalized.


    Library & Information Technology provides leadership, resources and expertise that empower Bucknell students, faculty and staff to engage in intellectual exploration, to create and share knowledge, and to implement solutions that further the University’s mission.


    To be a leader in higher education by driving innovation and exploration for our students, faculty and staff.


    Library & Information Technology takes pride in our accomplishments and our important role at Bucknell. We are committed to professionalism, excellence and service through:

    • Innovation and Creativity
      We use collective experiences, expertise, passion and original thought to be prudently bold in advancing the University’s mission.
    • Collaboration
      We value the exchange of ideas to accomplish common goals. Effective collaboration happens when we seek multiple perspectives.
    • Diversity and Inclusion
      We respect and support diversity in all of its forms, including identity, skillsets, backgrounds and experience. We practice inclusion by meeting the needs of our diverse community.
    • Integrity
      We adhere to the highest ethical principles in our personal and professional interactions, even when it is difficult to do so.
    • Trust and Trustworthiness
      We earn the confidence of others and build a reputation for honesty and reliability by consistently following through on our commitments and being accountable for our actions.
    • Communication and Transparency
      We foster an environment where we can share information and feedback openly and honestly, as it is vital to our collective success.

    Our Goals

    Param Bedi, vice president for library & information technology
    Bertrand Library

    Library & Information Technology


    Bertrand Library