Christopher Center Library Services (CCLS) Strategic Plan
The Christopher Center Library Services (CCLS) provides active learning environments in which students, faculty, and staff use innovative tools and resources to create and access information intelligently, efficiently, and with integrity.
CCLS will provide Valparaiso University students and faculty with a transformative experience in their lifelong pursuit of information, knowledge, and wisdom.
CCLS will lead and proactively partner with Valparaiso University students and faculty in the creation, dissemination, and preservation of their scholarship and research.
CCLS will be renowned worldwide as a center for Lutheran and interfaith studies.
Goal 1. CCLS will promote life-long learning and service as essential qualities to being an informed citizen and leading a spiritual life.
Goal 2: CCLS will promote innovative scholarly research and communication in a dynamic, engaging, and collaborative learning environment.
Goal 3: CCLS will take the lead in organizing, digitizing, and providing online access to primary and secondary sources in Lutheranism and Lutheran studies.
Goal 4: CCLS will lead the Valparaiso University community in creating and sustaining intellectual curiosity, and will be a center of intellectual and cultural activity.
Goal 5. CCLS will take a leading role in the development and integration of innovative technologies and services that enhance learning, teaching, and research.
Goal 6. CCLS will be a technologically-advanced, inviting, and welcoming place for the entire Valparaiso University community. Everything that the CCLS has to offer – its building, collections, services, faculty, and staff – will be recognized as a key component in recruiting and retaining students and faculty.
To read our full strategic plan (released May 2012 ), click here.