The Special Libraries Association (SLA) Board of Directors recently, and unanimously, adopted new vision, mission, and values statements for the Association during its fall board meeting. The new vision, mission, and core values were created by the Strategic Planning Committee with input from leaders and members and are at the core of the Association's strategic branding initiatives. The statements are based on the values that shape and inspire SLA's operations and clearly articulate its purpose and desired state of the organization.
According to the SLA the new statements include: The Vision of the SLA--The Special Libraries Association is the global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. The Mission--The Special Libraries Association promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives. The Core Values: Leadership--Strengthening our roles as information leaders in our organizations and in our communities, including shaping information policy. Service--Responding to our clients' needs, adding qualitative and quantitative value to information services and products. Innovation and Continuous Learning--Embracing innovative solutions for the enhancement of services and intellectual advancement within the profession. Results and Accountability--Delivering measurable results in the information economy and our organizations. The Association and its members are expected to operate with the highest level of ethics and honesty. Collaboration and Partnering--Providing opportunities to meet, communicate, collaborate, and partner within the information industry and the business community.