History of Key Action Areas

In 1998 the ALA Council voted commitment to five Key Action Areas as guiding principles for directing the Association’s energies and resources: Diversity, Equity of Access, Education and Continuous Learning, Intellectual Freedom, and 21st Century Literacy. With the development of a series of strategic plans, beginning with ALA Goal 2000 ,  ALAction2005 and ALA Ahead to 2010, these principles have expanded to eight Key Action Areas which are supplemented by  ALA Ahead to 2015, the Association’s current strategic plan.