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We Want Your Input – Planning for the Future of Cowles

Cowles Is Planning for the Future; Let us Know What You Think!

Like many departments at Drake and elsewhere in academia, the employees of Cowles Library are engaged in planning for the future (a.k.a. “strategic planning”). We are committed to making this process (still in its early stages) as transparent as possible. Recently, we did a “brainstorming session” where planners enumerated various programs and activities that might be important to the Library’s users in the future. Now, we’d love your input! You can do it in one of two ways:

  1. View and comment on what we’ve done “virtually:”
  2. Come to the Library and visit our “hands on” display, and make additions, suggestions, etc., yourself! The “display” is located on the Main Floor, down the ramp (just past the Cowles Cafe)

Either way, we’d love to hear what you think!

We Want Your Input – Planning for the Future of Cowles – Engagement and Learning

Learning / Engagement

One of the broad areas that Cowles Library hopes to develop in the future is “Learning and Engagement.” In general, this describes areas such as the library’s instructional efforts, Web page, reference services, etc. The large picture that follows shows some of the programs and concepts WE thought worthy of consideration. But, we’d like YOUR input! Did we miss anything? Are there particular areas or programs you’d like to see stressed at your Cowles Library in the future? Comments are welcome; simply add them at the bottom of the page!

Scholarship - knowledge base

We Want Your Input – Planning for the Future of Cowles – Scholarship Base

Scholarship – Knowledge Base

One of the areas that Cowles Library hopes to develop in the future is what we call the “Scholarship / Knowledge Base.” Broadly speaking, this describes areas such as the library’s collections (both print and digital), article databases, data and scholarly repository, etc. The large picture that follows shows some of the programs and concepts WE thought worthy of consideration. But, we’d like YOUR input! Did we miss anything? Are there particular areas you’d like to see stressed at your Cowles Library in the future? Comments are welcome; simply add them at the bottom of the page!

Scholarship - knowledge base

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