Strategic Directions 

·      SOUL as intellectual crossroads of the University community
The Library is woven into the fabric of learning and discovery at the October 6 University, and contributes to the University’s engagement with the local and global community. The Library will build on its strengths as a trusted, service-driven, interdisciplinary, and shared resource by engaging in the intellectual life of the university and, in turn, engaging the university community in the evolution of the Library. The Library will drive forward university involvement in information policy matters such as open access resources, intellectual freedom, privacy, and access to information.
·      Create a workplace of choice
Meeting the needs of teaching institution requires that the Library attracts, develops, and retains its most important asset—a highly knowledgeable and capable staff. To accomplish this, the Library creates a workplace that provides the resources and infrastructure necessary for staff to perform at their best, and which inspires and rewards risk-taking, innovation and self-renewal.
·      Enhance user services
Understanding and addressing user needs are central to the work of the Library. We support a diverse community with a variety of learning and research styles in an information environment that is constantly changing. We use our knowledge of best practices, emerging trends and technologies to design and provide services and infrastructures in a timely and responsive manner. We strive to be an “Anytime, Anyplace” library. We aim to enable users to function self-sufficiently on their own terms while also providing personalized expert guidance as needed. We are as nimble as possible in meeting new and emerging public service needs.
·      Build, maintain and support diverse resources
Access to resources is central to learning and discovery. The Library will pursue its evolution into a digital library, providing seamless and stable access to digital resources and making its own unique resources available to scholars worldwide for research and learning. At the same time, the Library recognizes that it is responsible for building and preserving both analog and digital collections – not just for the current generation of scholars, but also for generations of scholars to come.