Welcome!

COSLA's Mission is to provide leadership on issues of common concern and national interest; to further state library agency relationships with federal government and national organizations, and to initiate cooperative action for the improvement of library services to the people of the United States. 

COSLA is an independent organization of the chief officers of state and territorial agencies designated as the state library administrative agency and responsible for statewide library development. 

Its membership consists solely of these top library officers of the states and territories, variously designated as state librarian, director, commissioner or executive secretary. It provides a continuing mechanism for dealing with the problems and challenges faced by the heads of the state agencies which are responsible for statewide library development.

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Who are State Librarians?

COSLA's membership consists solely of these top library officers of the states and territories, variously designated as state librarian, director, commissioner, or executive secretary. State Librarians are responsible for the development of libraries and library services in their states. Click the map below for contact information for your state's Chief Officer.



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The Benefits of a COSLA Sponsorship

  • Interact with the 53 Chief Officers of respective State and Territory Library Agencies with reach into every public library in America.
    These key leaders have final decision authority on over half a billion dollars in library industry spending annually.

  • Weigh in on national library issues such as broadband, community development, diversity, ebooks, library programs, benchmarking, and more.

  • Private partners are viewed as solution providers and subject matter experts in their respective areas. Share your services and products to decision makers within their state.

Sponsorship with COSLA is a relationship!

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