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Strategic Plan

Africa Institute’s Library Strategic Plan 2021-2024



The library undertook a planning process for three years 2021-2024 that aligns the library mission, vision and strategic priorities with the Africa Institute’s mission and vision. The main goal of this strategic plan is to support the Africa Institute that “aims to be a model center of excellence in research, teaching, and documentation that is hoped to match in quality and breadth of coverage, existing peer of African and African Diaspora Studies in Africa, Europe, and North America.”

As the Africa Institute faculty is going to open its doors for teaching and research soon, the library must approach three years plan to implement a high level of service to all our user groups.  The library aspires then to underpin the library workforce by recruiting well-experienced and well-trained professional staff, to build a multi-formats collection covering African Diaspora Studies in Africa and to select the best technology to remain in the cutting-edge of information services and technology used in academic libraries.

The library strategic plan encloses four main strategic priorities:

Strategic priorities

  1. Staffing and developing the library workforce
  2. Developing a collection that should align with Africa Institute’s unique position in the field of African and Diaspora studies.
  • Selecting the best technology to ensure a perfect treatment, display, and access for printed and electronic resources.
  1. Library services: Performing, promoting, and maintaining credibility.