STS Strategic Plan 2007
Strategic Area: Higher Education and Research
• Goal Area: Learning Skills
STS and its members are recognized as collaborative leaders in teaching lifelong learning skills, improving techniques for assessing learning outcomes, and in creating environments for discovery.
Develop and promote competencies of users in creating, managing, retrieving, and utilizing science/technology information.
Develop and promote methodologies to assess student learning.
• Goal Area: Scholarship in Information Science
STS and its members are recognized as authorities on knowledge management; and the creation, collection, preservation, discovery, and exchange of information.
Support opportunities to study information use in science/technology education and research.
Provide avenues for the dissemination of peer-reviewed scholarship related to science/technology librarianship.
Provide opportunities for librarians to receive assistance and feedback with their research.
• Goal Area: Advocacy
STS influences the higher education and research environment.
Help science/technology librarians develop the skills to promote their unique abilities and services.
Assist STS members in being more effective advocates for important issues in scholarly communication.
Strategic Area: The Profession
• Goal Area: Professional Development
STS provides continuous learning opportunities enabling members to strengthen their effectiveness and achieve recognition as valued contributors to their academic and research communities.
Develop and refine professional competencies for science/technology librarians, related to specific roles and responsibilities. Regularly assess the programming and continuing education needs of science/technology librarians.
Provide relevant and timely programming for science/technology librarianship at conferences and online.
Provide regular opportunities for professional networking, growth, and leadership.
Provide mentoring opportunities for science/technology librarians.
• Goal Area: Leadership
STS members are recognized by other professional organizations as leaders and advocates for academic and research libraries.
Co-sponsor programs and activities with other ACRL sections, ALA divisions, and other professional associations outside of ALA.
Support science/technology programming at local, regional, and national levels.
Advise ACRL on science/technology issues.
Strategic Area: The Association
• Goal Area: Membership
STS's membership growth builds on retaining core membership while recruiting from new and diverse communities.
Develop active and innovative plans to recruit new librarians to science/technology librarianship.
Promote diversity within the science/technology library profession.
• Goal Area: Sustainability
STS will have the fiscal resources, staff expertise, and organizational structure to advance the section’s strategic plan.
Explore new and innovative ways of financially supporting the activities of the section.
Develop flexibly and dynamically in response to changes in ACRL.