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TRU Library Strategic Planning

TRU Library Strategic Plan Development

TRU Library's strategic planning process is being managed by consultant JP Baker. If you have questions about the process, feel free to email JP at

The planning process is overseen by a Steering Committee made up of library staff and faculty. Steering Committee members are:

  • Kathy Gaynor
  • Amy Paterson
  • Jessie Lampreau
  • Alana Schlotter
  • Mary Hemmings
  • Jennifer Spitman




Yes, the TRU Library is undertaking the development of a new five-year strategic plan. Changes are underway to space, resources, and services, and you can have your say. Below you will find links to our surveys, as well as dates for forums and focus groups. 

TRU Library Strategic Plan Development


The development of a new five-year plan for TRU Library involves five stages:


1. Discovery (October): Gathering information, data, and perspectives that will help inform planning decisions. This includes a robust campus-wide consultation and a community survey.

2. Preplanning (October): Organizing the staff and faculty planning sessions.

3. Planning (November-December): Four planning sessions will take place with different stakeholders. The focus of the four sessions is outlined below:

       Session 1 - Vision, Mission, and Values

       Session 2 - Strategic Priorities

       Session 3 - Goals and Objectives

       Session 4 - Outcomes, Outputs, and Measures

4. Communication (December-January): Writing and revising the final strategic plan document

5. Implementation (January 2019 and beyond)


We Want Your Input!


Your input matters to us. For us to provide excellent spaces, resources, and services, we need to know what you use, what you need, and what you can imagine. We encourage you to complete our online survey, attend a forum or focus group, or both!



TRU Students Survey - COMING SOON !

TRU Faculty and Staff Survey - COMING SOON !

Community and TRU Alumni Survey - COMING SOON !



TRU Faculty and Staff Open Forums 

In the B.C. Centre

(open to all faculty and staff, no registration required)

  • Monday, October 15 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 16 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Friday, October 19 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Student Open Forum

In the B.C. Centre

(open to all TRU students)

  • Tuesday, October 23 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Student Caucus Presentation

  • Wednesday, October 24

Community Conversations 

(telephone interviews with community members)

  • October 29 through November 2

Williams Lake Student, Faculty, and Staff Open Forums

  • Monday, November 5 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm - Room 1258
  • Tuesday, November 6 - 10:30am to 11:30am - The Gathering Place
  • Tuesday, November 6 - 11:30am to 12:30pm - Room 1305

Indigenous Voices at Cplul'kw'ten Soup Circle

  • Wednesday, November 7

Student Focus Groups

TRU Main Library 

  • November 8, during the Long Night of Procrastination



Surveys for Faculty, Staff and Students

Welcome to the TRU Library's input surveys. 

This is your opportunity to have your say, as we conduct a campus-wide consultation that will inform our new five-year strategic plan. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Thank you for your participation!

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