LAMNS Mission, Vision and Values

NS Museum
Libraries, Archives and Museums Nova Scotia (LAMNS) is a collaborative network comprised of the following organizations/associations:

  • Association of Nova Scotia Museums (ANSM)
  • Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA)
  • Council of Regional Librarians (CORL)
  • Novanet
  • Nova Scotia Archives (NSA)
  • Nova Scotia Provincial Library (NSPL)
  • Nova Scotia Museum (NSM)


LAMNS increases the capacity of the network to share resources and to identify opportunities for high impact collaboration.

Public library performance
LAMNS will contribute to the educational, social, cultural and economic wellbeing of Nova Scotia by:

  • Enhancing engagement and creative partnerships
  • Developing innovative programs and services
  • Enriching and expanding access to our collections
  • Building a world class network of library, archive and museum professionals


  • Foster a culture of cooperation
  • Encourage innovation and creativity
  • Ensure a foundation of inclusivity and respect
  • Commit to diversity and accessibility
  • Share knowledge and expertise