Strategic Directions

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Core Purpose of AALL

AALL strengthens the profession of law librarianship and supports the individual efforts of our members.

Core Values of AALL

AALL values:

  • Lifelong learning and intellectual growth
  • The role of the law librarian in a democratic society
  • Equitable and permanent access to legal information
  • Continuous improvement in the quality of justice
  • Community.

Goals and Objectives

Goal I: Leadership

Law librarians will be recognized and valued as the foremost leaders and experts in legal information, research, and technology.


  • Provide tools to increase members; abilities to position themselves as essential to the mission of their organizations.
  • Provide leadership training opportunities.
  • Expand mentoring programs and opportunities.
  • Increase AALL participation in organizations within the legal and library communities.

Goal II: Education

Law librarians will have the education and training they need to meet and leverage the challenges of the changing information environment.


  • Expand the scope of educational offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of members.
  • Develop partnerships to increase the range of educational offerings.
  • Use a wide range of delivery means and opportunities to provide education beyond the Annual Meeting.
  • Increase the number of library school programs for law librarianship and increase awareness of law librarianship as a profession.
  • Increase the number and amount of grants and scholarships.

Goal III: Advocacy

Law librarians will influence the outcome of legal information, technology policy, and librarianship issues of concern to AALL members.


  • Increase resources available for advocacy efforts.
  • Continue to expand international role.
  • Improve grassroots participation in advocacy efforts.