Strategic Plan: Introduction

During 2011 and 2012, MLA went through a far-reaching strategic planning process, led by an initial planning task force and by six implementation teams, each of which was responsible for a specific goal area. With extensive input from members and other stakeholders, this resulted in a vision for MLA's present and future. High-priority elements of that vision were selected for inclusion in an action plan for 2012-2013. All of these documents are linked to below, enabling you to compare draft reports of the implementation teams to the final strategic plan and what were determined to be the most urgent priorities.

The Strategic Action Plan for FY 2019-2020

The Strategic Action Plan for FY 2018-2019

The Strategic Action Plan for FY 2017-2018

The Strategic Action Plan for FY 2016-2017

The Strategic Action Plan for 2015 

The Strategic Action Plan for October 2013-December 2014

The Strategic Action Plan for October 2012-December 2013

The Strategic Plan Team Reports of January 2012

The original Strategic Plan of 2011

The combined team reports in PDF

The individual team reports in HTML:

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The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.