Strategic Plan

2015 Strategic Plan

The Association’s current ALA 2015 plan outlines strategic goals and objectives and sets priorities for the association that will strengthen libraries, the profession, and the public’s access to information.

To see the full plan, including the objectives, key action areas, organizational values and envisioned future, go to ALA 2015 (38.2 PDF).

ALA Strategic Planning

With our current plan running through 2015, ALA is currently in the process of articulating the Association’s strategic direction for the next three to five years. Building on the Council-adopted Key Action Areas, three strategic initiatives have been identified as priority areas of focus for the Association after a series of conversations with members during 2013 and 2014. These three strategic initiatives are:

  • Advocacy
  • Information Policy
  • Professional & Leadership Development.

Intensive planning is now underway in each of these areas, and a series of face to face and online forums and conversations are scheduled for the fall, winter and spring. These forums and conversations are designed to provide members with an opportunity to shape our vision and the future of our work in these key areas and as an Association. For information on the strategic planning process, forums and conversations, and how you can help to shape the future of the Association and libraries, see ALA Strategic Planning.