About Us

The Nebraska Library Association (NLA) is a Chapter of the American Library Association (ALA) and a member of the Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA).


The Nebraska Library Association supports and promotes all libraries, library media centers and library services in the state. Its foremost concerns are the professional development of its members, library advocacy, and open access to information for all citizens.

Organizational Structure

NLA is divided into sections and  round tables to reflect the diverse specializations and interests of its membership. Section Chairs and Round Table Chairs (elected by the individual sections and round tables) are members of the NLA Board of Directors, along with the association officers elected from the full NLA membership. The Board of Directors also includes the ALA Councilor and MPLA Representative as voting members. The Executive Director, and the Internet Site Coordinator, and the Lobbyist sit on the Board as non-voting members.