Strategic Directions

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Strategic Direction for SCCLL for 2010-2015

Core Purpose of SCCLL: SCCLL provides advocacy, leadership, and education for its members. 

SCCLL values: 

  • The role of the law librarian in a democratic society
  • Equitable and permanent access to legal information
  • Continuous improvement in the quality of justice

GOAL I: ADVOCACY

Law librarians will be innovative and progressive in influencing legal and government information policies in the public sector.

Objectives:

  • Increase effective communication to the public and public officials about the value of law libraries and the critical role legal information professionals play in our justice system.
  • Promote the value of public law libraries at the local, state and federal level including the need for appropriate funding levels and policies.
  • Promote AALL policies that support members and their institutions in establishing fair and equitable business relationships with legal publishers.
  • Continue communicating with information vendors regarding policies, products, product development, and customer service.
  • Continue to advocate that government information must be in the public domain, and that information on government websites must be permanently available to the public at no charge.                    

GOAL II: LEADERSHIP

State, Court, and County Law Librarians benefit from a strong local and national Association. A strong Association articulates the collective vision of law librarians and enhances the stature of individual librarians as leaders in their workplace and in access to legal information.

Objectives:

  • Increase the recognition of our members by the legal profession, information vendors, government officials, and the public as the premier resource for legal information.
  • Support and mentor the development of law librarians at all experience levels as leaders in their professional environment.
  • Promote opportunities for members to hold leadership positions within SCCLL or AALL.
  • Increase and improve communication and collaboration with other AALL special interest sections and similar organizations to further equal access to the courts.
  • Develop new non-dues revenue sources to expand membership benefits, grants, and scholarships.

GOAL III: EDUCATION

Law librarians will have the education and training they need to meet and leverage the challenges of the fast changing information environment in a global world.

Objectives:

  • Support and expand an affordable education curriculum based on the core competencies.
  • Develop specialized educational programs addressing the diverse needs of members.
  • Broaden use of formats, media, and technologies in educational programming to provide a more accessible experience for all members.
  • Collaborate with library and information schools to promote law librarianship, and encourage member participation in related educational opportunities.