May 19, 2022

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Publishes 2020-2023 Strategic Plan, Includes Refined Mission, Vision, and Values Statements


Today the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) has launched “ASERL Ahead: Strategic Directions for 2020-2023,” an ambitious plan for continuing the organization’s work to serve its members and the profession through excellence in professional development, resource sharing, and member engagement. The new plan also includes an explicit focus on strengthening its work with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion issues, including recruitment and retention of more diverse library workforces and more equitable access to library information, services, programming, and spaces.


ASERL Ahead also includes refined Mission, Vision, and Values statements for the organization.

Direct to Full Text Document: ASERL Ahead: Strategic Directions for 2020-2023
2 pages; PDF.

Direct to Complete Publication Announcement

Includes comments from:

  • Jan Lewis, Director of Academic Library Servicesat East Carolina University and President of ASERL’s Board of Directors for 2020-2021
  • Tim Pyatt, Dean of ZSR Library at Wake Forest University and ASERL’s President-Elect
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