Strategic Direction for SCCLL for 2010-2015
Core Purpose of SCCLL: SCCLL provides advocacy, leadership, and education for its members.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.