Setting in Motion a New Century of Leadership

 Strategic Directions, 2014-2017

(Approved by ALISE Board, 4th May 2014)

  

INTRODUCTION

 

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) stands at the threshold of a new century as an association, aspiring to be a global leader.  At its 2015 conference, ALISE will celebrate 100 years as a vibrant professional association, which began as the Association of American Library Schools.  The current name was adopted in 1983.  In its continued pursuit of excellence and leadership in library and information science education and scholarship, in 2013, the ALISE Board gathered membership input and conducted external and internal scans in order to draft its new three-year strategic plan.  ALISE members reviewed the draft and provided input on the ALISE electronic discussion board prior to the 2014 ALISE Conference or at the town hall meeting during the conference.

The ALISE Strategic Plan 2014-2017 addresses seven strategic directions, including effective teaching, member career success, robust research, membership enhancement, leadership in LIS education, membership expansion, and effective association management.  The plan strengthens the Association’s identity, service to its members and other stakeholders, and influence on the course of LIS education.  ALISE affirms its commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the ALISE Board welcomes the broad participation of its members in the successful implementation of its 2014-17 strategic plan.

ALISE Strategic Plan 2014-17

 

Our Vision

ALISE is the global leader, shaping the future of library and information science education and scholarship.

Our Mission

ALISE promotes innovation and excellence in research, teaching, and service for educators and scholars in Library and Information Science and cognate disciplines internationally through leadership, collaboration, advocacy, and knowledge creation.

 

Our Strategic Directions 

Service Strategic Areas

Strategic Direction 1: Teaching Effectiveness for 21st Century learners.

Strategic Direction 2: Essential resource for the promotion, placement and overall success of library and information educators and scholars.

Strategic Direction 3: Robust LIS research support and engagement.

Strategic Direction 4: Enhanced membership engagement and recognition.

Strategic Direction 5: Leadership in shaping quality LIS education. 

Operational Strategic Areas

Strategic Direction 6: Expansion of the membership base in line with the ALISE vision and mission.

Strategic Direction 7: Effective management, communication and sound fiscal operation of ALISE.

 

Service Strategic Areas

 

Strategic Direction 1: Teaching Effectiveness for 21st Century learners.

1.1  Feature and support scholarship of teaching and learning at annual conference and in ALISE communications.

1.2  Engage members in sharing new skills in teaching and learning at annual conference and throughout the year.

1.3  Produce a white paper on LIS teaching effectiveness in 21st Century learning.

 

Strategic Direction 2: Essential resource for the promotion, placement and overall success of library and information educators and scholars.

2.1  Offer a mentoring program to connect members along and across the spectrum of the career cycle, disciplines and levels of appointment.

2.2  Enhance networking opportunities through social media.

2.3  Develop placement resources that build on an up-to-date job list.

 

Strategic Direction 3: Robust LIS research support and engagement.

3.1  Organize regular conference sessions that target members at every stage of the career cycle and level of appointment in LIS.

3.2  Plan conference sessions that focus on areas of common interest or concern for scholars and educators in LIS and cognate disciplines.

3.3  Offer research activities and services throughout the year based on member input.

3.4  Enhance quality and access of JELIS in electronic medium.

 

Strategic Direction 4: Enhanced membership engagement and recognition.

4.1  Customize web content for different member constituencies.

4.2  Showcase member (individual and institutional) research accomplishments on ALISE communication channels.

4.3  Offer mentoring to promote involvement and increase leadership capacity in the association.

4.4  Explore opportunities for member-run local activities, regionally and internationally.

 

Strategic Direction 5: Leadership in shaping quality LIS education.

5.1  Harness institutional member expertise in developing the future direction of quality LIS education.

5.2  Provide opportunities for institutional members to share information on accreditation issues, findings, and successes.

5.3  Serve as liaison between ALA Office of Accreditation and Council of Deans and Directors.

5.4 Promote the development of and access to professional development and continuing education opportunities for library and information personnel.

 

Operational Strategic Areas

 

Strategic Direction 6: Expansion of the membership base in line with the ALISE vision and mission.

6.1  Continue promoting greater diversity and inclusion within ALISE membership, including extending ALISE membership to scholars and educators in cognate disciplines.

6.2  Increase network of formal and informal engagement with national and international LIS & cognate associations and their members.

6.3  Explore opportunities for increased participation by institutional members in the association.

 

Strategic Direction 7: Effective management, communication and sound fiscal operation of ALISE.

7.1  Provide effective communication, programming and services by ALISE to its members.

7.2  Ongoing survey of members to identify member priorities for programming and services.

7.3  Continue an aggressive plan for the development of varied streams of revenue.

7.4  Continuously review, update, and foster administrative best practice and accountability. 

 

 

 
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