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Mission Statement

We develop, support, and advocate for great libraries and their leaders.

Vision Statement

NCPLDA is a dynamic, adaptive, and resilient organization that creates leaders and libraries with those same qualities. 


Inclusivity – We are a big tent, with room and respect for directors representing all types of public libraries, from communities big and small, at any point in their career.


Continuous Improvement – We recognize that becoming a library director is the beginning of a journey of leadership development to improve ourselves, our libraries, and our communities.


Collaborative Learning – We value the experience and perspective of all members and seek to learn from each other and grow together as leaders.