Forward Libraries strives to support library workers through fun, engaging professional development, opportunities for growth, and by providing a welcoming community for library workers across the spectrum of library types and institutions.
To build a library professional development community that holds space for library workers who seek to advance, innovate, and revamp library services, collections, and resources for the benefit of library users.
Forward Libraries holds these values:
Promoting collaborative and supportive partnerships among all library workers.
Valuing affordable and engaging professional development.
Being transparent and honest in our practices.
Sharing knowledge cooperatively through open conversation and dialogue.