Mission Statement

Califa unlocks the inherent value, impact, and influence of libraries.


Califa's vision is to champion a world where everyone is equal, included and thriving through libraries.

Califa's Value Statements

  1. What we do makes a difference in elevating the work of libraries in their communities.
  2. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the heart of our commitment to eliminating systemic racism and barriers to access.
  3. We believe in authentic work, exceptional service and hustling hard to deliver the goods.
  4. We believe in the power of partnerships.
  5. Trust and the ability to turn on a dime make us indispensable to libraries.
  6. We believe teamwork makes the dream work.
  7. We affirm the rights of the LGBTQIA community and support efforts to combat all forms of oppression.