Laurier Archives Strategic Plan 2014-2020


The Laurier Archives strives to be a vital, vibrant department that is central to the teaching, research and community engagement mission of the University and is a destination for scholars. We contribute to the long-term health of the university by ensuring that vital and historic records are collected, preserved and made available to the university community.

Strategic Priorities:

Continue to build an excellent, comprehensive University Archives Program

  • Expand the breadth and depth of collections of official university records
  • Document the student experience by collecting records of student organizations
  • Collaborate with campus partners to find innovative ways to tell the Laurier story

Advance the university’s goal of providing students with an integrated and engaged learning experience

  • Investigate the instructional needs of Laurier faculty
  • Work to align collecting areas, and services with the Laurier curricula
  • Continue to promote the Archives collections and services to Laurier students and faculty

Establish a digital curation program for university records and born-digital research materials

  • Create archivally sounds systems for the accession, ingest, and preservation of electronic records

Cultivate focussed research collections capable of supporting in-depth academic research

  • Establish sound archival description and collection management practices that will allow for growth of the collection
  • Expand the holdings in the areas of Lutheran church history, music in Canada, and the Environmental Conservation movement in Canada.

February, 2014