Governance and other key documents, including mission and goals, strategic plan, bylaws, and reports.
Mission and Goals
From the PLA Strategic Plan (see below), approved by the PLA Board of Directors June 2018.
Strategic Plan 2018–2022
Approved by the PLA Board of Directors June 2018.
Reports and Key Documents
2017: PLA's Year in Review
A visual presentation of PLA's 2017 year in review; a text version is also available. Previous year:
Board Meeting Materials and Minutes
PLA Board documents are available 2008–present, and minutes of Board actions are available 2007–present, in ALA Connect.
Adopted June 1951. Amended June of 1962, 1972, 1978, 1979, 1980; July 1981; June of 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996 special ballot, 2003, 2008; May 2011.
Charge from Council
ALA Council (1978). Approved by the PLA Board of Directors, ALA Annual Conference 2002, Atlanta, GA.
An overview of PLA as a downloadable PDF (2 pgs.).
Two most recent years; older reports available in the ALA Institutional Repository: