MOBIUS Strategic Plan 2015-2018

Strategic Planning Task Force Members

  • Laurie Hathman, Chair, MOBIUS Vice President, Rockhurst University
  • Stephanie Tolson, St. Charles Community College
  • Kathy Hart, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Renee Brumett, Springfield-Greene County Library
  • Renee Gorrell, Goldfarb School of Nursing-Barnes Jewish College
  • Genie McKee, Maryville University of St. Louis
  • Bonnie Postlethwaite, University of Missouri-KC
  • Donna Bacon, MOBIUS

MOBIUS Mission: MOBIUS member organizations collaborate to provide quality information resources and services to the membership,

MOBIUS Vision: MOBIUS aspires to be: a preferred gateway to quality information resources without direct costs to end users; a member organization, responsive to the dynamic nature of the global information environment and the challenges of ever-changing technology; a full partner with agencies and information organizations to promote and facilitate learning, personal development, and economic well-being through timely access to quality information; and a community asset that supports the development of educational, cultural, and social values.

Key Assumptions:

  • The Strategic Plan will be tied into the financial planning for MOBIUS activities.
  • Communication will be a priority between MOBIUS Consortium staff and MOBIUS members.
  • Collaborative working relationships will be pursued to encourage cooperation with other entities.

Goal 1: Strengthen funding streams and fiscal viability through strategic expansion of memberships, partnerships and contractual services

Objectives

  1. Expand memberships and partnerships which reduce costs or add new services
  2. Explore contractual services 
  3. Explore grants to fund new initiatives; possibly include this as an interest group/ consultants/task force
  4. Assist members with highlighting the value and Return on Investment of MOBIUS membership

Yearly Priorities

Year 1: July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016

Year 2: July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017

Year 3: July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018

Assist members with highlighting the value and Return on Investment of MOBIUS membership

Expand memberships and partnerships which reduce costs or add new services

Explore grants to fund new initiatives; possibly include this as an interest group/ consultants/task force

Expand memberships and partnerships which reduce costs or add new services

Explore grants to fund new initiatives; possibly include this as an interest group/ consultants/task force

Explore contractual services

Explore grants to fund new initiatives; possibly include this as an interest group/ consultants/task force

Assist members with highlighting the value and Return on Investment of MOBIUS membership

Expand memberships and partnerships which reduce costs or add new services

Explore contractual services

Explore contractual services

Assist members with highlighting the value and Return on Investment of MOBIUS membership

 

Goal 2: Investigate existing and emerging technologies and services and adopt those which enhance the user experience

Objectives

  1. Assess membership needs for new services and implement relevant technologies
  2. Strengthen membership awareness of the features of new and existing products
  3. Maintain awareness of the ILS marketplace
  4. Actively participate in product development with vendors
  5. Continue the work on the redesign and focus of the MOBIUS website

Yearly Priorities

Year 1: July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016    

Year 2: July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017

Year 3: July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018

Assess membership needs for new services and implement relevant technologies

Strengthen membership awareness of the features of new and existing products

Maintain awareness of the ILS marketplace

Continue the work on the redesign and focus of the MOBIUS website

Assess membership needs for new services and implement relevant technologies

Assess membership needs for new services and implement relevant technologies

Strengthen membership awareness of the features of new and existing products

Actively participate in product development with vendors

Strengthen membership awareness of the features of new and existing products

Actively participate in product development with vendors

Maintain awareness of the ILS marketplace

Continue the work on the redesign and focus of the MOBIUS website

Maintain awareness of the ILS marketplace

Continue the work on the redesign and focus of the MOBIUS website

Actively participate in product development with vendors

 

Goal 3: Expand collaborative collection development and resource sharing

Objectives

  • Explore interlibrary loan of eresources
  • Explore a consortia or regional institutional repository for digital materials
  • Investigate software to support the identification of last copies in the consortium
  • Expand out of state courier services
  • Develop partnerships which enhance collections 
  • Expand and refine gathering and analysis of local and consortia usage data

Yearly Priorities

Year 1: July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016

Year 2: July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017

Year 3: July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018

Explore interlibrary loan of eresources

Explore a consortia or regional institutional repository for digital materials

Expand out of state courier services

 

Develop partnerships which enhance collections

Investigate software to support the identification of last copies in the consortium

Develop partnerships which enhance collections

Expand and refine gathering and analysis of local and consortia usage data

Expand out of state courier services

Explore a consortia or regional institutional repository for digital materials

Explore a consortia or regional institutional repository for digital materials

Develop partnerships which enhance collections

Investigate software to support the identification of last copies in the consortium

Expand out of state courier services

Expand and refine gathering and analysis of local and consortia usage data

Explore interlibrary loan of eresources

Investigate software to support the identification of last copies in the consortium

Explore interlibrary loan of eresources

Expand and refine gathering and analysis of local and consortia usage data

 

Goal 4: Foster a culture of collaboration and community which engages all members

Objectives

  1. Develop moderated discussion lists around areas of interests
  2. Find creative solutions to engage out of state members
  3. Implement new governance and committee structure 

Yearly Priorities

Year 1: July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016

Year 2: July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017

Year 3: July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018

Implement new governance and committee structure

Develop moderated discussion lists around areas of interests

Find creative solutions to engage out of state members

Find creative solutions to engage out of state members

Find creative solutions to engage out of state members

 

Develop moderated discussion lists around areas of interests

 

 

 

Goal 5: Provide professional development, training and networking opportunities to meet the needs of membership

Objectives

  1. Strengthen awareness of training on Sierra for new and existing staff
  2. Utilize Help Desk data to identify training needs of membership
  3. Develop Sierra training videos on the MOBIUS website
  4. Expand MOBIUS Conference to include opportunities for interactive virtual participation
  5. Explore additional scholarship opportunities
  6. Utilize new and existing partnerships for professional development and networking opportunities

Yearly Priorities 

Year 1: July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016

Year 2: July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017

Year 3: July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018

Utilize Help Desk data to identify training needs of membership

Develop Sierra training videos on the MOBIUS website

Expand MOBIUS Conference to include opportunities for interactive virtual participation

Utilize new and existing partnerships for professional development and networking opportunities

Expand MOBIUS Conference to include opportunities for interactive virtual participation

Explore additional scholarship opportunities

Strengthen awareness of training on Sierra for new and existing staff

Strengthen awareness of training on Sierra for new and existing staff

Develop Sierra training videos on the MOBIUS website

Develop Sierra training videos on the MOBIUS website

Utilize new and existing partnerships for professional development and networking opportunities

Strengthen awareness of training on Sierra for new and existing staff

Expand MOBIUS Conference to include opportunities for interactive virtual participation

Utilize Help Desk data to identify training needs of membership

Utilize new and existing partnerships for professional development and networking opportunities

Explore additional scholarship opportunities

Explore additional scholarship opportunities

Utilize Help Desk data to identify training needs of membership

 

Past Strategic Plans

MOBIUS 2012-2015 Strategic Plan
​MOBIUS 2009-2013 Strategic Plan