PLA Documents

Foundational and governance documents, including bylaws, mission and goals, strategic plan, and reports.

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 Minutes
Available 2009– 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.

Fact Sheet
An overview of PLA as a downloadable PDF (2 pgs.).

Mission and Goals
From the PLA Strategic Plan (see below), approved by the PLA Board of Directors, June 2014.

President's Reports
Two most recent years; older reports available in the ALA Institutional Repository:

Strategic Plan
Approved by the PLA Board of Directors June 2014. Also available as PDF to print.