Vermont School Library Association
Three Year Strategic Plan
adopted September 10, 2014
1. Expand leadership opportunities
1A Define roles and responsibilities for Board positions
1B Explore leadership training for VSLA members
1C Create an annual social event at Dynamic Landscapes to familiarize membership with leadership opportunities.
1A President Elect with Board
1B President & Higher Ed Rep
1C Regional Reps with rotating chairs in consultation with Conference Committee
1A At least 5 positions/year
Year 1 - Explore
Year 2 - Identify
Year 3 - Implement
2. Strengthen our professional learning community.
2A Develop a Vermont school librarian position description
2B Develop a resource guide for new Vermont school librarians.
2C Expand professional development opportunities within VSLA and by partnering with other organizations.
2D Expand social media presence for professional development and advocacy.
2C Regional Reps with President Elect and Professional Concerns
2D Subcommittee: Webmaster, chair
Year 1- Develop
Year 2 - Refine
Year 1 - Planning
Year 2 - Implementing
Year 1 - Recommend
Year 2- Implement
3. Create ongoing advocacy and marketing campaigns.
3A Establish an Advocacy Task Force to rebrand and market
3B Create a statewide map and directory of school librarians
3C Develop communication and relationships with other educational organizations including: VTLIB, VPA, VSA, VTASCD, VSBA, and State BOE
3D Expand relationships with the Vermont AOE
3A Professional Concerns Rep
3B Regional Reps & Membership Chair
3C Coordinated by President with Board
3D Executive Board
Year 1 - Create
Year 2 - Plan
Year 1 - Map
Year 2 - Directory
Year 1 - Identify specific groups, plan, & contact
Year 2 - Request invitations with several groups
Year 3 - request invitations with additional groups
Year 1 - Seek representation on AOE Committees
Year 2 - Identify what VSLA can do for AOE
Year 3- Explore ways to work more closely with AOE
4. Promote the role that school library programs play in student achievement.
4A Curate exemplars and best practices of student information literacy.
4B Curate resources for Vermont educators
Standard Committee chair
Year 1 - Explore ways to curate student work within FERPA, CIPA guidelines
Year 2- Develop a sustainable curation program
Year 1 - Sustain and promote NGSS and CCSS Resources
Year 2 - Identify other resources of use to Vermont Educators
Action Items with Financial Implications
1B Explore leadership training for VSLA--need to explore corporate or grant sponsorships
1C Annual Social Event at Dynamic Landscapes --need to explore corporate or grant sponsorships
3A Rebranding/marketing costs
3C/3D Travel expenses to affiliate meetings