ART | library deco! An online African American virtual art library, archiving the visual experience of art, literature, and history through the eyes of artists and institutions in the United States and abroad.
Aanischaaukamikw flows from the knowledge that Cree culture must be captured, maintained, shared, celebrated, and practiced – the concept of “aanscha” or sharing of the ways. The Institute is a symbol of the James Bay Crees’ determination to preserve and share the stories and legends, the music, the pictures, and the physical objects that show this First Nations people’s unique interaction with the land.
The mission of the Abilene Public Library is to provide materials, services, and programs to help community residents obtain information which meets their personal, educational, professional, and recreational needs. Partnering with the Hispanic Heritage Commitee develops relationships with emerging voices.
Operating a first class tourist facility, we have 7 display buildings telling the story of Timber to Tall Ships the story of Wind and Wave. Our Mission is to inspire an understanding and appreciation of the lumbering and seafaring history through interactive displays and discussion while fostering connections and relationships.
The Ajax Public Library is the gateway to information and resources that improve the quality of life, foster life-long learning, encourage community involvement, and meet the varying educational and social needs of all members of its communities.
The Mission of the Alamogordo Public Library is to provide educational, informational, and recreational resources in print and non-print formats to all residents of all ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds in order that they might have equal access to information representing all points of view.
Founded as a subscription library in 1794 and serving as the public library of Alexandria, VA since 1937 – Alexandria Library has a long legacy of supporting early literacy and lifelong learning in our diverse community. The Alexandria Library builds community through its six locations by providing opportunities to learn, explore, create, and connect. The Library’s Local History / Special Collections stewards many valuable resources documenting the history and culture of Alexandria and Virginia from the colonial period to the present.
In bringing alive the past, the Amelia Island Museum of History preserves, protects, and promotes the unique history of Amelia Island and its surrounding area for a diverse community of residents, researchers, and visitors.
Amsab-Institute of Social History is a Belgian cultural heritage institution. We investigate which strategies have been developed and are being used by communities that are most affected by inequality. We develop methodologies to collect these often hidden histories, and thus to chart their historical evolution.
The mission of the Asbury Park Public Library is to provide quality, cost-effective services, and lifelong learning opportunities, through books and a variety of other formats, to meet the informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs and interests of its diverse population.
The mission of the Ashland Library is to provide resources and services necessary to meet the evolving educational, recreational, and informational needs and interests of the community. Library materials covering broad subject matter in a variety of formats are selected, organized and made available.
The mission of the Athens-Clarke County Libraries is to provide information and resources which address the needs of the community, foster enjoyment and a love of reading, and provide a repository of the history and culture of Athens-Clarke County.
The Atlanta History Center through its collections, facilities, programs, exhibitions, and publications preserves and interprets historical subjects pertaining to Atlanta and its environs and presents subjects of interest to Atlanta’s diverse audiences.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History promotes specialized library service, archival resources, and culturally/educationally related activities essential for study and use by the general public, students, and scholars of the culture and history of peoples of African descent. The Archives Division collects, preserves, and makes available for research purposes rare, unique, and primary materials that document the life experiences, history, and culture of people of African descent across the Diaspora, with a concentration in local Atlanta history. It allows patrons to work directly with primary source materials. The Division's holdings include personal papers, records of organizations and institutions, photographs, prints, rare books, audio and visual resources, ephemera, and subject or thematic materials.
Bartholomew County Public Library is the community crossroads- connecting people, ideas, information, and experiences to empower everyone on their journey of lifelong learning.
The Bedford Public Library System of Bedford County, Virginia, provides equal access to library materials, information, and services relevant to the community for the purposes of learning and enjoyment in the areas of personal, professional, and educational needs. To fulfill its mission, the library system employs a knowledgeable staff committed to excellent public service." A link to the most current strategic plan is here: https://www.bplsonline.org/about/mission/
The mission of the Belen Public Library and Harvey House Museum is to provide a welcoming, friendly environment where all patrons have rapid access to information and resources, including resources and interpretation about the history of Belen, New Mexico and the southwestern railroad system.
Bennett College prepares women of color through a transformative liberal arts education to lead with purpose, integrity, and a strong sense of self-worth. Bennett provides educational access to students while promoting inquiry, civic engagement, social justice, lifelong learning, and equity for all.
Bensenville Community Public Library has one branch serving 20,341 residents in Bensenville and Wood Dale, suburbs west of Chicago, Illinois. We serve the community as a dynamic center for learning, discovering, and connecting.
Biblioteca Nacional Aruba (BNA) is the National Library of Aruba. It serves as both the national and as the public library of the island nation of Aruba, in the Caribbean. BNA is a community library and lifelong learning centre for all members of the community to access information, meet people, read learn and share, visit expositions, attend lectures and presentations and other cultural events.
The mission of the Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality experience to our community for lifelong learning, cultural enrichment and enjoyment.
The Blue Mountains Public Library is the dynamic centre of community engagement where everyone is free to create, explore, learn, research and connect in an inclusive environment. The Craigleith Heritage Depot community museum provides tangible links to the community, via artifacts, and intangible associations via memory, stories, and folklore. Through conservation and collection management the museum is a steward of local culture and natural heritage.
The Brockville Public Library aims to inspire everyone in our community to read, create, explore, and connect. Located in Eastern Ontario between Kingston and Montreal.
Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History documents the history of Brooklyn from pre-colonial times to the present. A unique resource for the study of Brooklyn’s social and cultural history, the Center for Brooklyn History is a distinct division of Central Library, and is BPL’s only collection of archival and rare book material.
The Vision of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library is to be deeply rooted in the community: promoting partnerships, fostering the development of a literate and informed citizenry through free and equal access to cultural, intellectual, recreational and informational resources, planning for the future, and making the most effective use of taxpayer funding
The Canadian Friends Historical Association works to preserve and communicate the on-going history and faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Canada and their contribution to the Canadian experience.
Carbondale Public Library provides resources and services to support the educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of its community.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) supports educational attainment, economic development, and cultural enrichment in Pittsburgh.
The Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries Association is one of the largest nonprofit library associations in the United States. The libraries are members of WCCLS (Washington County Cooperative Library Services), which serves the second-most populous county in Oregon. The libraries' mission is to provide an open door to the joy of reading, lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with an emphasis on the literacy development of children. The libraries are committed to support the values of intellectual freedom and open access to information; literacy, life-long learning and personal growth for all; and support diversity in our evolving community.
The Charlotte County Archives collects, preserves and conserves, through archival best practices, the pre-eminent collection of significant documents relating to the evolving history and culture of Charlotte County, and actively engages the public through research, education, and outreach. Housed in the Historic Jail, The Charlotte County Archives’ rich and varied collection reflects the diversity, experience, and achievement of Charlotte County people. The collections date to the 18th century and include thousands of original documents reflecting various individuals, groups, and businesses, who have contributed to our social, cultural, economic, and political life. Visitors to the archives have access to more than 25,000 photographic images dating from the 1850s, manuscripts and theses, Charlotte County newspapers, maps and architectural drawings, letters, diaries and ships-logs. Our reference room includes family histories, a small research library and microfilm readers.
The mission of Charlotte County Libraries & History is to provide opportunities and experiences to enhance the quality of life through resources, programs and services for the community. The institution also collects, preserves, and provides research materials relating to the history of Charlotte County. The collections focus on original and secondary physical and digital materials about the people, real estate, events, and businesses in Charlotte County’s history.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's mission is to improve lives and build a stronger community. In support of our mission, the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room (the special collections and archive department), jumped at the opportunity to build a community web archive. This project will broaden our local history collection to include more diverse voices and new media. A rapidly growing community demands new types of content and methods of delivery to keep up with its changing needs, which is the driving force in innovating our digital services and strategies.
Since 1873, Chicago Public Library has encouraged lifelong learning by welcoming all people and offering equal access to information, entertainment and knowledge through innovative services and programs, as well as cutting-edge technology. Through its 81 locations, the Library provides free access to a rich collection of materials, both physical and digital, and presents the highest quality author discussions, exhibits and programs for children, teens and adults.
We welcome you to embrace the moment to share and innovate with our living history. We believe in the strength of the life-long legacy of our Choctaw heritage…protecting our culture, our traditions, our language and our tribal values. The Choctaw Cultural Center provides interpretation of Choctaw life through educational awareness and respect for traditional knowledge.
The City Archives & Special Collections is a reference department of the New Orleans Public Library, specializing in the study of the culture and people of New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast. We are the official repository for the municipal records of the City of New Orleans, home to a robust Genealogy Collection, and feature collection materials including rare books, manuscripts, postcards, photographs, maps, and ephemera. The mission of the City Archives & Special Collections is to ensure access, protection, and preservation of the materials in its care, and to support the New Orleans Public Library's mission of Transforming Lives, Enriching Neighborhoods, and Preserving History.
Through its strong network of 14 community branches, the Mission of the City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library is to provide its residents with easy access to a wide range of information resources, programs, equipment and services in order to encourage multiple forms of literacy and learning and to support community-based educational, cultural, and recreational activities.
Cleveland Public Library will be the driving force behind a powerful culture of learning that will inspire Clevelanders from all walks of life to continually learn, share and seek out new knowledge in ways that are beneficial to themselves, their community and the world.
Since 1873, CML has kept a promise to the citizens of Franklin County to be the place to inspire reading, share resources and connect people, with a vision of a thriving community where wisdom prevails. With millions of books, eBooks, digital products and tools; welcoming community spaces; friendly and knowledgeable staff – and an open to all philosophy – CML’s 23 locations are the cornerstones of the communities they serve.
The Community Archives collects and shares information about the history of Belleville and Hastings County region of Ontario through the records of its people, organizations, and local governments.
Confluence Concerts' diverse artistic associates curate programs ranging from classical to cabaret. Confluence leads a collaborative effort to preserve the archives of several Toronto-based performing arts organizations.
We promote multicultural harmony by building bridges, connecting diverse cultures through the preservation of history, culture (traditions, cuisine, art, language), and heritage thus bringing value to ALL OUR COMMUNITIES. Our overall vision is to build positive multicultural cultural identities and appreciation for differences by sharing, celebrating and building awareness of the full richness and diverse heritage of the Big Country in a way that brings meaning and value to our citizens.
Founded in 1894, the DC History Center deepens understanding of our city's past to connect, empower, and inspire. As the only community-based nonprofit focused on the District’s history, our vision is to reach into all eight wards to preserve and elevate the stories of Washington's diverse people, neighborhoods, and institutions.
The District of Columbia Public Library is a vibrant center of activity for residents and visitors in the nation’s capital. The library provides environments that invite reading, learning and community discussion and equips people to learn all their lives, to embrace diversity and to build a thriving city.
The Dayton Metro Library's mission is to inform, inspire and enrich our community.
The Denton Public Library strengthens community, transforms lives, and inspires imagination by advancing literacy and education, providing accessible and relevant resources and technology to expand knowledge and develop innovative services and engaging activities that encourage discovery. Paired with these traditional library services, Special Collections and the Denton Municipal Archives are used to interpret the cultural, social, economic and political development of the City of Denton.
The Dundas County Archives is the record repository of the Township of North Dundas and the Municipality of South Dundas. Its mission is to acquire, preserve and make available the documentary heritage of the County as the permanent corporate record of the Region. As a County Archive there is also a mandate to collect records of local businesses, groups, and individuals of the region. With a unique history of the St Lawrence Seaway and the re-location of homes in the region, this is also a special emphasis.
The Dundas Museum & Archives is an award-winning community museum with a regional reach. Our mission is to act as stewards of the community’s heritage as represented by the objects and archival material entrusted to us. We make this history available through our accessible exhibitions, education programming, research facilities, an online presence, and the support of community initiatives.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is a community service organization that connects our citizens with information, resources, materials, technology, and experiences in order to make a positive difference in their lives.
The Edson and District Historical Society’s Mission Statement: to promote Edson and area and the understanding of regional history by: operating the Galloway Station Museum and Travel Centre, operating the Edson and Area Archives, developing, preserving and exhibiting a well maintained collection in trust for the community, taking a leadership role in research and education, engaging and providing access for all audiences.
Elba Public Library is located in the small town of Elba, Alabama. Elba has a population of less than 4,000 people. It is the mission of the Elba Public Library to assure excellent library and information services for all the residents of Elba and Coffee County to fulfill their informational, educational, occupational, cultural, and recreational needs. Our library connects people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community. Our library strives to be "Keys to the Past and a Gateway to the Future".
Elgin County Archives acquires & manages corporate records of the County of Elgin & private records of enduring importance to Elgin County’s history.
The Essex Library Association has been a vital community institution since 1889. The Library's mission is to serve as the community's center for lifelong learning and cultural enrichment. Citizens of all ages are invited to use the Library's services and facilities as they engage in their individual and collective lifelong learning endeavors.
The mission statement of the Essex-Kent Mennonite Historical Association (EKMHA) is "to preserve the histories of the Mennonites of Essex and Kent Counties." EKMHA preserves both print materials - family trees, church bulletins, Mennonite Histories and primary materials from families and organizations and artefacts which reflect the Mennonite's journey to the Essex and Kent Counties and their life in their new communities. EKMHA also has some digital resources - photographs, stories and audio which is located on its website: www.ekmha.ca.
The Evanston History Center, located in the historic Charles Gates Dawes House, strives to capture and teach Evanston’s rich history.
The Everett Public Library connects the community and all its members to resources and services that inform, educate, and entertain. We provide open access to lifelong learning. We embrace the future while preserving the past.
The mission of the ExLibris Association (ELA) is focussed on actively documenting historical and current issues about Canada’s libraries, archives, related information institutions and their workers, past and present. Established in 1986, membership is open to all interested parties and is primarily drawn from retired library and archives staff who accomplish ELA’s goals on a voluntary basis.
Fishing Lake Métis Settlement Public Library is a new project for the Fishing Lake Métis Settlement, one of the few Métis Settlements that exist in North America. Our goal is to provide community led library service through an Indigenous lens. Through this project we aim to preserve and protect our rich, unique history for future generations.
Forbes Library, the public library for Northampton, Massachusetts, provides a wide range of information, materials and services to all of the people of Northampton and Massachusetts.
Forsyth County Public Library serves approximately 250,000 people in a fast growing community that is a northern suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. The Library has four physical libraries, with a fifth in the design stage, as well as a Bookmobile. Members of the community also have access to a broad range of eResources, including local and state provided databases, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and eVideos. The Forsyth County community has a population that is approximately 15% Asian, 10% Hispanic, and 4% African American. The Asian American community within Forsyth County has been reported to be the fastest growing in the United States. Students and teachers in the local school system are able to access Library services using their student id number as a library card. The mission of the Library is to champion literacy, lifelong learning, and provide personalized service to all patrons. The Library envisions being a vital participant in the Forsyth County Community, striving to improve the quality of life for everyone. Forsyth County Public Library is celebrating its silver anniversary in 2021.
Leading in lifelong learning through community engagement, innovative programs and inclusion is the mission of Forsyth County Public Library.
The Fort Worth Public Library Archives is the municipal archives for the City of Fort Worth. Additionally, the repository collects the papers of individuals and families as well as the records of businesses, clubs, churches, and other organizations that document the history of Fort Worth. The Archives supports all researchers of Fort Worth history.
The former Goulbourn Township was a division of Carleton County, and became a part of the City of Ottawa during amalgamation in 2001. Goulbourn Museum is located in the Town Hall and clerk buildings that once hosted Township Council meetings, dances, and community events. Goulbourn Museum’s mandate is to disseminate the material and oral history of the Goulbourn community by collecting, preserving, displaying and interpreting local artefacts. The Museum will offer a range of education programs to increase the public’s understanding and enjoyment of local history.
The Grand Rapids Public Library is our community’s foremost source for information, viewpoints, resources, and programs. We are free, welcoming, flexible, and empowering. We inspire the public’s trust through strong library service, transparent accountability, sound financial stewardship, and sustained productive partnerships.
The Grimsby Public Library (GPL) enriches the lives of the community by connecting members to the library and each other through inspirational programs, collections and services.
Hamilton Public Library's mission is "freedom to discover." HPL supports the people of Hamilton in their lifelong learning journey by helping them thrive today as they prepare for tomorrow. We maintain strong physical collections as we grow digital services. We strive to be a national library leader, working collaboratively to create policies and agreements that ensure access to intellectual property in all formats. HPL services include the Local History and Archives department which houses an extensive collection of local history resources.
Hartford Public Library provides free resources that inspire reading, guide learning, and encourage individual exploration. The library's Hartford History Center collects, preserves, and makes available materials and information relating to the history, literature, and culture of Hartford, Connecticut.
As trustees, administration, and staff of Henderson Libraries, we endeavor to accomplish the library district’s mission through our commitment to each of these essential and equally important core values: Patron Focus, Respect for People, Equitable Service, Freedom of Information, Quality, Integrity, Free Basic Services, Promotion of Services, Freedom to Read, Patron Privacy, Stewardship of Community Resources.
Hennepin County Library serves Minneapolis and Hennepin County, Minnesota. Special Collections, located at Minneapolis Central Library, houses several in-depth collections containing unique and historic materials on a variety of topics, including the Minneapolis and Hennepin County Collection of local history
The mission of the Heritage Public Library is to promote the development of independent, self-confident, and literate citizens through the provision of open access to cultural, intellectual, and informational resources.
Howell Carnegie District Library serves the area around Howell, MI. We also house the Howell Area Archives which contain historical information for Livingston County.
This is the public's library. We empower individuals to create their own futures, explore the universe of ideas, and connect with our community and the world.
The Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, is a national research institute in Taiwan. Its mission is to conduct quality fundamental research in computer and information science, develop cutting edge technologies applicable to advanced information systems, and improve the nation's competitiveness in information technology. The depositar is an open repository for research datasets operated by the Institute. It has been serving world-wide research communities since 2018. The depositar is built on top of CKAN, an open source software package for publishing open data, with customization and extension to better support research data management. The depositar project team has been much involved in digital preservation and collaborative data projects. The team built and has since maintained the Sunflower Movement Archive. The participation of the Institute in the Community Webs Program is coordinated by the depositar project team. The team plans to work with memory institutions in Taiwan, in particular the National Museum of Taiwan History, in order to disseminate outcome from the Program.
Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska (ICC-Alaska) exists to be the unified voice and collective spirit of Alaskan Inuit, to promote, protect and advance Inuit culture and society. Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Alaska is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works on behalf of the Inupiat of the North Slope, Northwest and Bering Straits Regions; St. Lawrence Island Yupik; and the Central Yup’ik and Cup’ik of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region in Southwest Alaska. Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska is a national member of ICC International.
Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada (ICC Canada) is a non-profit organization dedicated to representing the interests of Canadian Inuit from across all Inuit Nunangat on matters of international importance. ICC Canada is one of four regional offices of the non-profit non-governmental multinational Inuit Circumpolar Council, which preserves and promotes the unity of Inuit as a single people within the Circumpolar Arctic, and advocates on behalf on all Inuit on the international stage.
The Invisible Histories Project locates, preserves, researches, and creates for local communities an accessible collection of the rich and diverse history of LGBTQ life in the US South. Currently, IHP collects in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. IHP acts as an intermediary between the Queer community and various institutions like universities, museums, archives, and libraries in order to preserve Southern LGBTQ histories.
The James Blackstone Memorial Library provides essential access to information, resources and unique shared experiences to help ensure Branford is an educated and enriched community.
The Jefferson Parish Library is a public library system consisting of 16 libraries that serve Jefferson Parish. The mission a the Jefferson Parish Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens and to supply the tools needed for information, enrichment and enjoyment. The vision of the Jefferson Parish Library is to make a positive difference in our community and to keep our citizens moving toward the future with the knowledge and skills needed for the next century.
The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library serves the central Virginia counties of Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson, and the City of Charlottesville. JMRL fosters personal growth and life-long learning for all by connecting people with ideas, information, and each other.
Serving the second largest city in New Jersey and located on the Hudson River across from lower Manhattan, the Jersey City Free Public Library system consists of Priscilla Gardner Main Library, Branches & Bookmobile to provide access to a diversified collection of 400,000+ pieces of printed, audiovisual, and electronic resources that addresses the needs of the truly multicultural clientele of the city's 240,055 population.
The Kansas City Public Library system consists of a central library, nine physical branches, a digital branch, and an outreach services program serving a constituency of over 250,000 in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to providing library services to residents, the Library also serves as a resource for the 1.7 million metropolitan residents of greater Kansas City.
Kule Folklore Centre (KuFC) is a research unit at the University of Alberta. It houses the Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives whose mandate is to document, preserve and make available expressions of non-elite, unofficial culture and folklife of Ukrainian Canadians and Ukrainians in other diaspora communities. One of the main KuFC’s programs is the Sustainable Ukrainian Canadian Heritage (SUCH) program that aims to provide numerous Ukrainian community organizations with information and resources that help them manage their heritage collections. We work to empower these communities to preserve their heritage based on their values and priorities, but also according to professional standards.
The LA County Library was established in 1912 under authority of the County Free Library Act. The Library is a special fund department operating under the authority of the County Board of Supervisors. Today it is one of the major libraries of our nation, and provides library service to over 3.5 million residents living in unincorporated areas and to residents of 49 of the 88 incorporated cities of Los Angeles County.
Laramie County Library System's mission is to serve the people of Laramie County by encouraging and supporting lifelong learning and adventure. With branches in Cheyenne, Pine Bluffs, and Burns, and a bookmobile for the most rural communities, Laramie County Library System is continually expanding access to free resources, materials, services, events and more in order to provide opportunities that empower everyone to reach their full potential.
Lawrence Public Library's mission statement is "Imagine more: a place to learn, connect, create, and grow."
The freedom to pursue knowledge is a foundation of our democracy. The Lawrence Free Public Library, an essential public institution, strives to serve as an accessible and responsive information and literary center for all residents of the Lawrence community. Through its evolving collection of materials and an abiding concern for its customers, the Library exists to preserve the free development and expression of ideas essential for an informed citizenry.
The Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books, and technology that enrich, educate, and empower every individual in our city's diverse communities. The Digitization & Special Collections Department strives to bring the history and unheard stories of Los Angeles to life by arranging, preserving, providing access to, stimulating appreciation for, and advancing knowledge of the rare and unique collections that support LA's diverse communities.
Madison Public Library's tradition of promoting education, literacy and community involvement has enriched the City of Madison for more than 145 years.
Our daily mission is to be the community’s gathering place, encouraging reading, learning, and exploring new ideas. Likewise, we strive to show the Library as an indispensable resource to help Lyon County citizens and communities succeed in a constantly changing world, regardless of their paths or goals.
Maskwacis Cultural College offers certificate and degree programs in Cree language, Education and Social work. Mission Statement: To educate with discipline and compassion so that Indigenous and other communities will be inspired by creative, intelligent individuals. They will in turn nurture, serve, lead, and bring justice to the world. Vision Statement: Maskwacis Cultural College is a ‘Centre of Excellence in Academics and Cree Indigenous Knowledge’, Guiding Principles: The Creator (K’se Manto) is the heart of the college. We will continue to advance and preserve: iyiniw pimatsiwin, ekwa iyiniw mamitoneyicekan (indigenous forms of life and thinking). At its most fundamental level, we will remember dreams and visions (nistameymahkanak) for future generations. It was the founding members of MCC who embraced the concept of higher learning.
The Mbube Cultural Preservation Foundation was established to preserve and promote Mbube cultural heritage through the collection and safeguarding of Mbube history and cultural traditions.
The Meaford Museum’s Mission is: To celebrate, collect, display, conserve and share the heritage of the Municipality of Meaford and its people. The Vision for the Meaford Museum is: The Meaford Museum continues to offer innovative programs and an interactive collection. We pride ourselves on the contribution of volunteers and the partnerships we seek and maintain. We do our work to a high standard in a welcoming and accessible space. We reach out and make our heritage come alive. We celebrate our past, in the present, to prepare for our future. The Values of the Meaford Museum align with the Municipality of Meaford’s corporate values, which are: Integrity, Respect, Community. The Museum’s exhibitions cover the whole of the history of the Municipality of Meaford, including the former townships of St. Vincent and Sydenham. The current exhibitions focus on life in World War One, John Muir, and the real story behind the book Beautiful Joe. It also covers the history of our local schools, police and firefighting in the area, the apple and maritime industries, and the lifestyles of past Meaford residents.
The Tribal Archives seeks to collect and preserve archival materials of historical value that document Omaeqnimenewak (Menominee) community.
The Metropolitan Library System is a public library system consisting of 19 libraries that serves Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Our mission is to be the community's hub for critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and lifelong enrichment.
The Lucretia Little History Room in the Mill Valley Public Library is dedicated to illuminating the unique and vibrant history of Mill Valley and making this history accessible to people of all ages and interests. We accomplish this by collecting, preserving, and promoting materials of enduring value pertaining to people, places, and events associated with Mill Valley and a few select nearby areas, such as Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods, that are an essential part of Mill Valley's historic heritage.
The Milton Public Library has been an integral part of the Milton community since 1855. It currently serves a population of more than 110,000 through three physical libraries and the MPL website. The Milton Public Library empowers the community to: Read. Learn. Create. Connect. Each year we offer a wide variety of programs and services, including special programs for children, teens, adults and the multicultural and business communities. The Milton Public Library empowers the community to: Read. Learn. Create. Connect. Each year we offer a wide variety of programs and services, including special programs for children, teens, adults and the multicultural and business communities.
The Mineral Point Library Archives collects and preserves documents, organizational records and media of enduring historical and cultural value to assist all manner of researchers and to tell the story of Mineral Point.
The Mission Folk Music Festival promotes, preserves, and nurtures folk, roots, traditional and emerging music and its cultural heritage through the production of our annual Festival. Our audiences experience the rich musical traditions of many local, national, and international peoples, which fosters cross-cultural celebration, understanding and exchange. We also work to create an inclusive, welcoming, diverse festival environment for our volunteers which both reflects and enriches our local community.
Missoula Public Library welcomes all people in pursuit of their freedom to read, learn, and discover. We shall act as a leader in library services. We will provide cultural, recreational, and educational programs and materials, including new advancements as they become available.
The National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) is responsible for the development and coordination of library services throughout Trinidad and Tobago. This includes all public libraries as well as school libraries in government owned institutions, and the Heritage Library Division. NALIS’ Heritage Library provides the services identified by IFLA which are associated with preservation of the complete collection of material emanating from and relating to Trinidad and Tobago.
The mission of the New Brunswick Free Public Library is providing educational, informational, cultural and recreational resources and services to all the diverse people in New Brunswick. The library provides access to the universe of information, and especially that which is of immediate relevance and interest to the community.
Our mission is to provide equal access to information and knowledge so that people of all ages may seek education, social and cultural growth.The Newark Public Library encourages the free flow of ideas so that citizens may make informed choices about their personal lives, activities, and government. By means of collection and organization of materials, and programs of interest, the Newark Public Library seeks to educate, inform, enrich and entertain the citizens of the Newark Community. The Library serves all people without regard for age, sex, religious or ethnic background, political affiliation, educational ability or economic status.
The mission of the Niagara Falls Public Library is to strengthen our community through lifelong learning with access to varied collections, programs, and assistance with digital literacy.
Serving Nipissing Nation members to improve quality of life through culture, language, technology, literature, programming, and social interaction.
The Norfolk County Archives acquires, preserves, and makes accessible the documentary heritage of Norfolk County including the public records, created by, for, or about Norfolk County. It is our goal to pursue a leadership role in local archival services, to act as a hub for local history and genealogy research in the County and to promote the local heritage and culture with excellence in service delivery to the community.
The North Lanark Regional Museum tells the stories of the North Lanark region through the collection, preservation, and presentation of artefacts, culture, and local history. We encourage the public to experience their unique heritage through inspiring museum programs, special events, and a readily accessible local history and genealogical collection. The North Lanark Regional Museum believes history, heritage, culture, and quality of life are fundamental to building a sustainable, prosperous, and diversified community in Mississippi Mills. As such, we strive to be an exemplary institution in our community and at large.
The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre strives to preserve and protect the heritage of Northern Ontario as well as the history of the railroad, lumber, and mining industries. It provides a unique, interactive, and educational experience for visitors of all ages through the collection and display of historical artifacts and records.
Mission Statement: To preserve, perpetuate, promote the Africana settlers’ descendants & contemporaries’ contributions to Hawaii history to educate PreK-12, community & visitor. Vision Statement: To inspire conversation, expand understanding, awareness, and contribute to a culturally diverse community in Hawaii to enrich current and future generations. Core Values: Collaboration, Diversity, and Inclusiveness. The Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum dba African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawai`i (AADCCH) purpose: collects archival historical documentation and artifacts about people of Africana ancestry who were pioneers to the Hawaiian Islands in the late 1700s.
The Oshawa Public Library enriches the lives and potential of the people of Oshawa by connecting them to the world of information and each other.
The Oxford County Archives acquires, preserves, and makes accessible inactive public records created by, for, and about Oxford County and its predecessor, the District of Brock (1842-1849). The Oxford County Archives also endeavours to increase public awareness of the rich cultural heritage of Oxford County through the implementation of a comprehensive outreach program, including presentations, exhibits, and education programs.
Step back in time and experience the home of the late R.S. McLaughlin, , Canadian auto baron and founder of General Motors of Canada, and his wife, Adelaide McLaughlin. Inspired by early 20th century Beaux-Arts design, this 25,000 square foot, 55-room mansion was built between 1915 and 1917. The art, architecture, gardens, landscaping and original furnishings are all faithfully preserved in this National Historic Site. Mission Statement: The purpose of the Parkwood Foundation is to preserve the Parkwood Estate, and to operate this national historic site as a museum and heritage garden for the education and enjoyment of all Canadians. The purpose of the estate is to foster an understanding and appreciation of Parkwood’s architectural and landscape architectural features, its collection of art and furnishings, and of the life, times and accomplishments of R. S. McLaughlin, one of Canada’s foremost industrialists and philanthropists.
The Patagonia Public Library, an independent Town library, offers more than just books. Working closely with the Friends of the Patagonia Library and community partners, we strive to fulfill the informational, cultural and social requests of our extended community of library users.
The Pollard Memorial Library is a vibrant community hub and Lowell’s gateway to knowledge, meeting the information needs and enriching the quality of life in our community. The mission of the library is to provide diverse collections, state of the art technology, appealing programs and services to Lowell’s diverse population in a safe and welcoming environment.
Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted, public, comprehensive land grant institution of higher education. The university was designated in a 1984 amendment to the Texas Constitution as an “institution of the first class.” It is dedicated to achieving excellence and relevance in teaching, research, and service. It seeks to invest in programs and services that address issues and challenges affecting the diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population of Texas and the larger society including the global arena. The university seeks to provide a high quality educational experience for students who, upon completion of bachelors, masters, or doctorate degrees, possess self-sufficiency and professional competence. The experience is imbued by the institution’s values including, but not limited to, access and quality, accountability, diversity, leadership, relevance, and social responsibility.
The mission of The Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives is to ensure that the documentary evidence of the life and work of the church is preserved and accessible for use by church officials and interested historians, researchers, and community members. The Archives' holdings date primarily from the early 1800s to the present, and consist of textual records, photographs, audio-visual recordings, architectural plans, and microfilm. The vast majority of this material is unique and irreplaceable, and therefore exceptionally valuable. These records were created by community members and church workers in the normal course of business and therefore act as evidence of that business: documenting the decisions, actions, events, responsibilities, assets, property and activities of The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
Providence Public Library (PPL) is a 146-year-old nonprofit corporation providing free public library services through its rich and historic physical and digital collections, extensive information resources, thought-provoking exhibitions, impactful educational programs, and expert staff.
The Pueblo City-County Library District serves the communities of Pueblo County, Southern Colorado, and beyond by offering welcoming, well equipped and maintained facilities, outstanding collections, and well-trained employees who provide expert service encouraging the joy of reading, supporting lifelong learning and presenting access to information from around the world.
The Queens Library serves 2.3 million people from 62 locations plus seven Adult Learning Centers and two Family Literacy Centers. It circulates among the highest numbers of books and other library materials in the country.
The Regina Public Library is a board governed, integrated cultural organization that exists to provide opportunities for discovery and learning in an inclusive, customer-centred, and safe environment.
The Rochester Public Library is a system of eleven libraries (the Central Library downtown and ten urban neighborhood branches). Our libraries foster life-long learning, personal enrichment, and prosperous communities.
Rungh is Canadian not-for-profit society committed to conversations by and about IBPOC artists, creators and communities. Canadian. Since 1992.
The San Diego Public Library is a popular destination that connects our diverse community to free educational and cultural resources that will enrich their lives. With 6.6 million visitors, the Library is the largest cultural institution in San Diego that offers FREE programming.
The San Francisco Public Library system is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning, and the joys of reading for our diverse community. The Government Information Center provides free access to United States, California, San Francisco, and Bay Area regional agency government documents, and to materials on public policy, political science, public administration, and the law.
The Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) system delivers information, education, enrichment, and inspiration through a network of 10 neighborhood library branches, a web-based digital library, a Bookmobile and community-based programs. Our Vision: Transform Lives and Strengthen Communities Our Mission: Connect, Inspire, Inform Our Values: Relevance Inclusiveness Community Engagement Responsive Service Safe Environment
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, New York, is a research unit of The New York Public Library system. It is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.
The Scott County Library System is the oldest county system in the state of Iowa serving rural areas with 6 locations and a traveling bookmobile. It is the mission of the Scott County Library System to make available library materials and information in a variety of formats to people of all ages. This is accomplished through our staff, collections, current technology, comfortable and accessible facilities, and cooperation with other agencies and organizations.
Shreve Memorial Library is a public entity designed to serve all individuals who live, work, own property, or attend school in Caddo Parish. Maintained by a parish-wide property tax millage, the system supports the informational, educational, and recreational needs of its constituents.
The Sonoma County Library was formed in 1975 through a Joint Powers Agreement signed by representatives of the cities of Healdsburg, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and Sonoma as well as the County of Sonoma. Today, our county-wide library system serves approximately 495,000 residents in the cities, towns and communities of Cloverdale, Cotati, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma and Windsor. Through library services and programs at our 14 locations, online, and through targeted outreach, we embrace our mission to bring information, ideas, and people together to build a stronger community.
The South Pasadena Public Library serves as a welcoming gathering place in our community to build connections, support creativity, and encourage learning.
The South Sioux City Public Library is an innovative and responsive community center that supports cultural programming, lifelong learning, literacy, and open access to the world of information and ideas, with a staff committed to excellence and personal service.
The St. Catharines Public Library’s mission is to provide spaces, resources and experiences for all citizens to learn, grow and connect. We envision a community enriched by life-long learning and connection, and are committed to creating a space that is welcoming, accessible and free of judgement.
The St. Clair West Oral History Project is a legacy project for everyone with ties to this vibrant Toronto neighbourhood. As a volunteer committee of the Wychwood Barns Community Association, this grassroots initiative aims to collect and preserve the personal stories of long-time residents and community members from all walks of life.
The foundation's purpose is to find, acquire and preserve St. Louis media history.
The State Library of Pennsylvania was created in 1745 to support the needs of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Its mission has grown to collecting the history of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through print and digital media that reflects the diverse populations throughout the state.
Sxwimálaw̓txw (storage house) collects, preserves, and shares materials related to the history, language, and culture of the Squamish Nation. The goal of the Archives is to support the work and needs of the Nation, and to keep this cultural heritage safe and available for future generations.
The Tacoma Public Library empowers our community by bringing people together to discover, connect, create, learn, and thrive. We are radically welcoming: a trusted community hub where all people can find joy, compassion, and inspiration.
The mission of the Tangipahoa Parish Library is to provide all members of the community with resources and programs to fulfill their informational, educational, recreational and cultural needs.
The Temagami First Nation Public Library is located in the community of Bear Island on Lake Temagami. The TFN Public Library is open part time, year round and our visitors can access the catalogues of books and materials or they may utilize our technology, such as the free public wifi for personal devices, an internet equipped public access computer, the printer or scanner. The Temagami First Nation Public Library is a Centre for inclusiveness and a safe space to learn.
The African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) fosters an appreciation for the contributions of persons of African and Caribbean descent. Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this 60,000-square-foot public library houses a Special Collections that contains upwards of 85,000 items, including rare books, artifacts, artwork, manuscripts and irreplaceable reference material. AARLCC is flagship library within the Broward County Library System.
The ArQuives: Canada's LGBTQ2+ Archives was established in 1973 to acquire, preserve, organize, and give public access to information and materials in any medium, by and about LGBTQ2+ people, primarily produced in or concerning Canada.
Since it first opened its doors at the end of the 19th century, The Ferguson Library has been the heart of the Stamford community, a place of learning and education, a gathering place where people could meet and exchange ideas.The Ferguson now serves nearly a million visitors each year, and countless others access our online services. But our core values haven't changed. The commitment to supporting lifelong learning, and providing free and equal access to information, ideas, books and technology to educate, engage and enrich the Stamford community.
We are an all-volunteer organizations, founded in 1898, with the objective to preserve and increase public knowledge of the history of Ottawa, including its people and places, through publications, meetings, tours, awards, sponsored research and the maintenance of a Reference Library in the City of Ottawa Archives; participation in local heritage events; and to support and encourage heritage conservation.
The History Project’s mission is to document and preserve the history of New England’s LGBTQ communities and share that history with LGBTQ individuals, organizations, allies, and the public.
Our mission is to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. Our vision for Seattle is a city where imagination and opportunity thrive.
The Champaign County Historical Archives at The Urbana Free Library maintains a research-level collection on the history and genealogy of Champaign County and its residents.
The Society’s mandate has always been to serve both the city and district of Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, and to preserve the history of the entire region. Today an active, efficient organization has assumed responsibilities far beyond those undertaken by its founders. The Society operates as a museum, an archives, and a historical society, and offers a wide range of programs and services in each area. Feel free to contact us for further information about any of our programs, services, or memberships.
The Tipp City Library began in 1923 as a collection of 1,500 books on the second floor of the old City Building, staffed only by volunteers. It was originally funded by the Women’s Civic Club, and then by local taxes in 1926, becoming a City library. We are located in the heart of the historic downtown district of Tipp City. Our Mission Statement: The mission of the Tipp City Public Library is to preserve knowledge, provide information, and enrich the community. Our Vision Statement: The Tipp City Public Library is an indispensable community resource and gateway to information, and providing materials and services for lifelong learning and cultural enrichment.
The Tk'emlúpsemc, 'the people of the confluence', now known as the Tk'emlúps te Secwepépemc are members of the Interior-Salish Secwepemc speaking peoples of British Columbia. The Secwepemc (pronounced suh-Wep-muhc) people occupy a vast territory of the interior of British Columbia. This tradional territory stretches from the Columbia River valley along the Rocky Mountains, west to the Fraser River, and south to the Arrow Lakes. Most Sewepemc people live in the river valleys.
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library exists to Engage all of our communities, inspire lifelong learning, and provide universal access to a broad range of information, ideas, and entertainment.
The Toronto Workers History Project (TWHP) is a large group of workers, unionists, professors, students, artists, teachers, librarians, educators, researchers, community activists, and retirees dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the history of working people in Toronto. We are committed to bringing to light the experiences of working people and their contributions as individuals and collectively to the building of this city, in the home, in the paid workplace, and in the community. We want to highlight the vitality and creativity of working-class cultures in the history of Toronto. We are determined to include the full diversity of working-class experience, including women, indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, and gays, lesbians, and trans people. We embrace the histories of people from all parts of the world. We aim to make these stories available through a variety of media for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. We want to educate the people of Toronto and beyond, but also to inspire activists in social-justice and labour movements with the lessons from the past for the struggles to change the world today.
The mission of Uintah County Library is to support people in their quests to learn, grow, and discover. We promote individual and community growth by providing opportunities for lifelong learning and enrichment that are centered on first-rate informational resources.
The James and Abigail Kuaihelani Campbell at the University of Hawaiʻi - West Oʻahu is is committed to providing excellent, user-centered service in meeting the information needs of our community. Using innovative technologies, Campbell Librarians develop, organize, preserve and deliver scholarly print and electronic resources and instruction that empowers the community to become engaged, life-long learners.
Virginia Beach Public Library meets the lifelong needs of our diverse community by providing access to quality resources, engaging programs and welcoming spaces.
The Waltham Public Library provides the city's multi-ethnic, economically diverse population with popular informational, recreational and educational library resources, and services. The library staff selects materials in a variety of formats to meet known and anticipated demand, strives to make the community aware of library services and materials, and endeavors to make those resources accessible to all with friendliness and efficiency.
The Watsonville Public Library provides a variety of information, materials, and services in a welcoming place where people come to gather, learn, and celebrate our multi-cultural community.
The Welland Public Library is a vibrant medium-sized library system in the Niagara Region. We strive to help our residents discover their past, connect with our evolving and dynamic community in the present, and imagine a future of innovation and endless possibilities.
Welcoming all, the West Hartford Public Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and strengthen our diverse community. All people in West Hartford will have the opportunity to use the Public Library to empower themselves to reach their potential, to pursue life-long learning, and to access ideas and information freely in order to enrich the cultural, social and economic vitality of our town.
Since 1929, the West Virginia Library Commission has assisted public libraries in developing a culture that values reading, education, and freedom of access to information. By providing access to numerous resources, services and programs, every West Virginia library is a place to Explore, Discover, Create! The Library Commission aims to provide West Virginians access to information needed to be informed, productive citizens; enhancing the service capacity of public, academic, and school libraries, and meeting the needs of West Virginians with disabilities.
The Westborough Public Library is a comfortable and welcoming place where people of all ages and cultures come together, in person or online, to experience the joy of reading, express their creativity, satisfy their curiosity, and create and share content. The library is the hub of the community and sustains itself through excellent customer service, careful stewardship of financial and physical resources, and attention to evolving needs of the community.
The Denver Public Library connects people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community.
We are the community’s ‘Doorway to Discovery’: engaging minds and connecting people.
The mission of the William B. Harlan Memorial Library is to provide citizens with access to information to enhance personal growth, to create an understanding of cultural and social issues in the world community, and to satisfy recreational and leisure reading experiences. The library also provides citizens with an environment to interact with others and to participate in community activities and events."
Our mission is to provide access to information, ideas, and cultural opportunities essential to a literate and educated society and to provide a welcoming environment where people can seek out and explore all library resources without barriers.
The Worcester Public Library serves as a gathering place that actively promotes the free exchange of ideas in our democratic society. The Library makes information and services available to all people while fostering intellectual freedom, protecting privacy, encouraging personal growth and enrichment, and celebrating our diverse community heritage.
Working at the intersections of history. libraries, and archives, Your Heritage Matters (YHM) helps individuals and organizations document and preserve cultural heritage traditions.