Mission Statement, Vision Statement, & Core Values
New Orleans Public Library: Transforming Lives, Enriching Neighborhoods, and Preserving History
New Orleans Public Library is a catalyst for change in a growing, connected, and vibrant city.
ACCESS - We provide pathways to information and tools for empowerment.
ACCOUNTABILITY - We are all responsible for and take pride in our work.
CUSTOMER SERVICE - We provide an excellent library user experience to all. We embrace training opportunities and library user feedback.
INNOVATION - We seek out and embrace new ideas. We encourage better solutions and creativity.
INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM - We encourage the right of every individual to seek and receive information from all points of view.
PARTNERSHIPS - We actively seek out ways to work with members of the community and other organizations. We can all do more if we do it together.
PRESERVATION - We preserve and celebrate the rich and diverse culture of New Orleans.
RESPECT AND COMPASSION - We approach our work with open ears, open minds, and open hearts.
TEAMWORK - We value our individual and collective talents and work together to achieve solutions. We trust and respect each other.
Core Values Video: Several library staff members share their thoughts on the Library's Core Values.