RLI 268 10 ARL Strategic Plan 2010–2012 Endorsed by ARL Board of Directors, October 15, 2009 ARL Mission Statement ARL influences the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. 2010–2012 Plan The following strategic directions, outcomes, and strategies form the heart of ARL’s strategic plan. • The strategic directions identify major areas of emphasis for ARL in the coming three years. They are broad and also closely linked and interdependent. All have been identified as critical priorities for ARL at this point in time. • The outcomes provide some indications of what might be expected as a result of moving in these directions. • The strategies suggest how ARL might begin to implement these directions. Over time, as strategies are implemented, new strategies will be identified or current ones modified to meet the changing environment and evolving needs of ARL libraries. FEBRUARY 2010 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC