The 2022-24 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 focus areas 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, create and share knowledge, and 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.

    Focus Areas

    Further details and updates can be found in MyBucknell Web (login required) as well as the full Library & IT Strategic Plan 2022-24.

    • Academic & Scholarly Innovation
      L&IT offers expertise and services to support the evolving needs of our academic community. We excel in offering access to information and instruction in the use of scholarly and pedagogic tools while championing participation in the Open Access movement.
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    • Digital Transformation (DX)
      Leveraging coordinated culture, workforce and technology shifts to achieve lasting transformations that fundamentally change how Bucknell operates.
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    • Operational Excellence & Sustainability
      We are committed to identifying, analyzing and improving our existing relationships, services and processes to create greater efficiencies, inclusiveness and sustainability, leading to improved service to students, faculty and staff.
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    • Information Security & Privacy
      The information security program at Bucknell exists to help campus constituents understand and manage complex technology risks. L&IT believes it is of utmost importance to protect data from unauthorized loss, disclosure or alteration, and to ensure that systems are available when needed.
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    Param Bedi, vice president for library & information technology
    Bertrand Library

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    Library & Information Technology