News - MLA
Thursday, September 28, 2023 12:00 AM

Updates to MLA Strategic Plan

Since 2019, the MLA Board of Directors has spent time and energy developing a strategic direction for MLA. Each year MLA is dedicated to revisiting it, talking through our challenges and successes to remain relevant as we address the needs of the field.

In July 2021, July 2022, and August 2023, MLA gathered a small group of key stakeholders who reviewed the planning document and made updates that addressed achievements and changes for 2021-2023, 2022-2024, and 2023-2025.

At the September 2023 Board of Directors meeting, the Board voted to accept the updated plan for 2023-2025. Updates include an increased focus on empowering members, supporting the safety, health and wellbeing of the library community, and engaging, mentoring, and supporting those new to the profession who are the future of the library field. With this plan, MLA will also continue to focus on supporting intellectual freedom and protecting the First Amendment. The updated plan also prioritizes future ready libraries, advancing and preparing for what’s next for the library profession.

As an organization that values those who are shaping the field for the future, we will be investing our time and resources to expand this work throughout each of our goal areas: advocacy, knowledge, and community. View the MLA Strategic Plan 2023-2025 (pdf).


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