NDLA was formed on January 18th, 1906. The first president, Frank L. Thompson, presided over the state's first library conference at the Fargo Public Library that same year.
At the 1909 conference, there were 18 members. Now, there are over 200 NDLA members representing a variety of specializations and experience in the field of librarianship.
The North Dakota Library Association (NDLA) is a professional association for librarians, library staff, and library supporters that represent school, public, academic, and special libraries located in North Dakota, United States.
The purpose of this organization is to exercise professional leadership and to promote library services and librarianship.