Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center

Our Mission

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library shall inspire curiosity and learning, and foster geographic perspectives on the relationships between people and places, through free and accessible collections and resources, critical interpretation and research, and K-12 and public education

Our Values

  • Commit to integrity, excellence, respect in all our relationships, and professional library ethics*
  • Listen to and include community voices, especially those who have been less represented
  • Increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organization and our work with others
  • Work to advance a more just and equitable society
  • Keep our spaces and community services open, welcoming, and “free to all”

*American Library Association Code of Ethics; Association of College and Research Libraries Code of Ethics for Special Collections Librarians

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