The American Association of School Librarians is:
A proactive organization that addresses issues, anticipates trends, and sets the future agenda for the profession;
An advocate for the indispensable role of school library programs with school librarians, for best practices in school librarianship, and for the core values and ethics of the library profession;
An open, friendly, welcoming organization that embraces cultural and ethnic diversity;
An inclusive professional home for all school librarians and a partner in mutual interests with educators, technologists, researchers, vendors, and other librarians;
An essential resource for school librarians seeking professional development, leadership opportunities, communication with peers, and the most current information, research, and theory in the field; and
A flexible, responsive organization that models effective management practices.