Strategic Priority: Engage

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Expand global impact through intentional and effective engagements with institutions, individuals, and communities.

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Engage strategies:

  • Embed librarians at critical points in the research and teaching life cycle at Penn to offer proactive and integrated provision of collections, expertise, and services.
  • Enhance and expand our digital scholarship support and programming to foster learning and project creation across the Penn community.
  • Convey our impact and promote our services in ways that inspire stakeholders to engage with us and invest in our future.

The Penn Compact 2022 motivates community members to innovate, be radically inclusive, and positively impact their local, national, and global communities. The Penn Libraries opens our doors to all, from students and faculty across campus, to partner organizations across the Philadelphia region, and researchers around the world. As trusted information providers in a rapidly changing world, we must intentionally shape and strengthen engagement in order to communicate and deliver our services more effectively and achieve greater impact. To that end, we will increase support for learning through active collaboration with teachers and knowledge creators and inspire critical inquiry and creative expression through our exhibitions, events, and programming.