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Professional Organizations


Kentucky Library Association

The Mission of the Kentucky Library Association (KLA) is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance and ensure access to information for all.

KLA is a chapter of the American Library Association and an affiliate of the Southeastern Library Association.


Kentucky Public Library Association

The Kentucky Public Library Association is the largest section of the Kentucky Library Association. Its membership is primarily made up of public library employees.  KPLA’s objectives include encouraging professional growth among its members and promoting the improvement of public library service in Kentucky and the nation through cooperation with other library agencies.


American Library Association

The ALA Constitution states the purpose of ALA as, "The object of the American Library Association shall be to promote library service and librarianship." The stated mission is, "To provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all."​