Vision, Mission, Values and Goals


Collaborate to achieve innovation and excellence in Alberta academic libraries.


Facilitate collaboration and professional development opportunities for staff in Alberta academic libraries.


  • Collaboration
  • Sharing Knowledge
  • Sharing Resources
  • Innovation
  • Professional Growth
  • Student Success
  • Diversity
  • Quality Service
  • Lifelong Learning


1. Organize professional development opportunities for AAAL members.

  • Hot topics
  • Transformative issues
  • Lightning Strike presentations

2. Encourage greater participation in AAAL.

  • Encourage participation by all library staff members
  • Promote opportunities to present workshops

3.  Communicate to members.

  • Website and blog
  • Statistics
  • Round Tables

4. Support/offer value to new library staff wanting to participate in AAAL

  • Provide mentorship opportunities
  • Encourage volunteer participation on committees and working groups
  • Make travel easier to attend meetings

(Revised Nov. 21, 2013)