Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Core Values, & Strategic Plan

In 2016, the Library developed, and the Library Board adopted, a Vision Statement, Core Values, and a three-year Strategic Plan.

The Strategic Plan was developed largely by staff, with in-person and online input from over 3,000 community residents. The plan is envisioned as providing the Library with community-focused direction as it moves through the remaining years of the current decade.

Charles M. Brown
Executive Director/City Librarian
New Orleans Public Library

Mission Statement & Vision Statement

MISSION STATEMENT
New Orleans Public Library: Transforming Lives, Enriching Neighborhoods, and Preserving History

VISION STATEMENT
New Orleans Public Library is a catalyst for change in a growing, connected, and vibrant city.