Strategic Directions


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


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.                    


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.


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.