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.
NDLA's purpose is to exercise professional leadership and to promote library services and librarianship. Any person or organization interested in supporting the purpose of the Association may become a member.
Our membership is diverse and includes librarians, library employees, trustees, and friends affiliated with all types and sizes of libraries. Where people are few and distances are great, every person and every library is a valuable resource.
We're confident you'll find that membership in NDLA is rewarding, fun, and a great way to get to know people from libraries all across the state of North Dakota.
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.