The Grand Valley State University Libraries created a programmatic review process to review, realign, and renew its programmatic areas as the University faced changes and budget challenges. This programmatic review process guide details the Libraries’ guiding principles, prioritization approach, and decision-making criteria created to address the process by which library resources may be allocated. The Libraries were proactively reacting to the University’s projected budget shortfalls as a result of the continued demographic decline in college-aged individuals as well as the global pandemic. In this guide, University Libraries has clearly defined its mission for the coming years, the expectations and desired outcomes of mission fulfillment, an implementation timeline and a communication plan for the review process as well as templates for questions to be discussed, recommendations, and Executive Team rationale.


Libraries, Leadership, Programmatic Review, Program Review, Templates, Implementation, Communication, Consultation, Timeline


Library and Information Science

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