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?
To determine the impact of educational and technology trends within the changing societal context and how AASL can best respond.
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?
To strengthen AASL’s relationship with state affiliates and other ALA Communities.
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?
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
About the ALA 2015 strategic planning process