About Us

Forward Libraries is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 2022 by a group of library workers. Our first initiative was to give a new home to the League of Awesome Librarians, which had recently lost its fiscal sponsor. Our mission is about building engaging professional development communities that inspire innovation and positive change in the field of librarianship, and so our initiatives focus on projects and groups that support library workers.  Our team members are all volunteers.

Forward Libraries offers affordable and engaging professional development and growth opportunities to library workers across the broad spectrum of library types and institutions. Forward Libraries is committed to supporting library workers seeking to advance, innovate, and revamp library services, collections, and resources for the benefit of library users.