Library Action Plan

The Library Action Plan on this site is based on the Library Action Plan document created in 2022 and approved by our General Faculties Council.


The MacEwan University Teaching Greatness: Strategic Vision 2030 is a bold and ambitious high-level vision. The staff and library faculty of the John L. Haar Library embarked on a journey to imagine how we could respond and support this vision while at the same time shaping and being shaped by the cultural and technological transformations around us.

The process of developing this plan included small group discussions and all-staff workshops. On June 14, 2022 all library staff and librarians were invited to a virtual planning kickoff that included an update on the hiring of a Canada Research Chair in Immersive Learning, the need for the Library to consider a new library system, and a reminder of the ingredients (or assets) we have:

  • The strategic vision Teaching Greatness that includes numerous ways for the library to flourish and contribute;
  • An experienced, motivated, and amazing staff and library faculty able to navigate a complex information ecosystem;
  • The synergies that are possible with the Library, Writing Centre, and the Centre for Teaching Learning working together.

Between June and December 2022, staff and librarians brainstormed, discussed, and debated what Teaching Greatness means for us and what excites and inspires us.

Teaching Greatness
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Energizing MacEwan’s commitment to exceptional undergraduate teaching
Implement a new Library Services Platform
Strategies for the Assessment of Library Teaching
Writing Across the Curriculum
Writing Support for Academic Integrity
Enhance Information Literacy Fundamentals Program
Smash the Calendar
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Maximizing flexibility to meet students where they are
Reduce Textbook Costs
Expand Library Hours
Alumni Access
Grand as a Griffin
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Preparing MacEwan graduates who are versatlie and future-ready
Laptop Availability
Making Across the Curriculum
Community Scholars Program
Perpetual Motion
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Pursuing deliberate growth to help shape Alberta’s future
Artificial Intelligence in the Library
The Inclusive Library
The First Year Experience
Trend Setters and Trend Breakers
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Strengthening the value MacEwan adds to the community through scholarship
Extended Reality for Teaching and Learning
Advanced Digital Scholarship
Our Place in O-day’min
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Our approach to exceptional undergraduate learning isn’t by accident. It’s because of our place. These beliefs infuse the way we behave and the choices that we make, and will be brought to further life as we pursue our key directions.
Community and Indigenous Authors and Creators
Kids Friendly Space
Hiring and Retention Processes
Learning Framework for Equity, Diversity,
and Inclusion