AASL Strategic Plan

AASL adopted its new Strategic Plan in June 2014 during the 2014 ALA Annual Conference.

Critical Issue: Association Relevance

How can AASL remain on the forefront of educational and technology trends within the changing societal context to be a stronger voice for school librarians and the profession?

Goal One

To determine the impact of educational and technology trends within the changing societal context and how AASL can best respond.

Goal Two

To be a stronger voice for school librarians and the profession.

Outcome: By addressing this critical issue, AASL will respond proactively in anticipation of trends, respond actively as trends emerge and address impact on the profession.

Critical Issue: Membership Development

How can AASL grow and strengthen its community?

Goal One

To strengthen AASL’s relationship with state affiliates and other ALA Communities.

Goal Two

To build the school librarian’s professional community.

Outcome: By addressing this critical issue, the relationship within AASL and its affiliates will strengthen, for a more cohesive and collaborative association community.

Critical Issue: Association Governance & Leadership

How can AASL improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its internal governance and leadership?

Goal One

To create a more effective and efficient internal governance to better meet AASL’s mission.

Outcome: By addressing this critical issue, AASL will have a leadership development plan in-place, board members who are engaged in its leadership, and more streamlined volunteer opportunities.

ALA 2015 Strategic Plan external link
About the ALA 2015 strategic planning process