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Strategic Framework

Information about the Strategic Framework of the Duquesne Kline Law Library, at Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University

Strategic Framework

Strategic Framework of the Duquesne Kline Law Library at Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University

Mission Statement

The Duquesne Kline Law Library provides a collaborative environment for legal research and learning; a collection of legal information resources designed to meet the curriculum and research needs of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University community; and innovative and user-centered services.

The following are ways that the Duquesne Kline Law Library contributes to the success of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University community:

  • Giving personal attention to Duquesne Kline Law Students to meet their legal informational needs;
  • Developing instructional programs to ensure law students' competencies in legal research;
  • Customizing services to meet faculty members' teaching, research, scholarship, and service requirements;
  • Creating a space conducive to quiet study, collaborative learning and researching, and interactive engagement for the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University community; and
  • Managing scholarship produced by the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University faculty and students.

Values Statement

The Duquesne Kline Law Library follows Duquesne University's mission - "Serving God by Serving Students". It is an academic support unit of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University that values scholarship, teaching, learning, and service to the community.

The Duquesne Kline Law Library is committed to organizational excellence, and its staff approach their work with a mindset of continuous improvement with the adoption of the latest advances in information technologies.

The Duquesne Kline Law Library's work is characterized by integrity, respect, care, transparency, and efficiency.

Priorities

Budget Sustainability

The Duquesne Kline Law Library's budget is increasingly expended on the escalating costs of legal research information resources. The Duquesne Kline Law Library administers its fiscal resources carefully by making informed choices, systematically reviewing expenditures for cost savings, and projecting future costs and needs.

Assessment

The Duquesne Kline Law Library shall prioritize developing data-driven methods of assessing its services to guide decision-making and to better articulate its value. Furthermore, the Duquesne Kline Law Library will assess students' legal research competencies to ensure that they are practice-ready.

Student Community

The Duquesne Kline Law Library plays a critical role in fostering a vibrant community for students. Its physical spaces provide an ever-changing environment for learning, research, scholarship, and collaboration.

Teacher / Scholar Community

The Duquesne Kline Law Library offers information resources and services to support the faculty in achieving excellence in teaching and scholarship. The Duquesne Kline Law Library works with the Duquesne Kline Law Faculty, and other scholars, to generate new knowledge and to facilitate the expansion of interdisciplinary research expertise.

Partnerships

The Duquesne Kline Law Library's resources and services require flexible partnerships with others, including its technology partners, Gumberg Library, and the Paralegal Institute.

Professionalism

The Duquesne Kline Law Librarian Faculty and staff will pursue continuing legal information education, and professionalism skills training to ensure that they have the most up-to­ date expertise and skills to provide innovative and progressive services for the faculty and students.