Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia was started as Malayan Library Group since 1955 in Singapore, when the country still part of The Federation of Malaya. Under the University of Malaya Library they sent out circulars to all librarians and interested persons inviting them to attend a preliminary meeting to discuss the possibility of the formation for a library group or association.
The 47 persons of the committee was agreed that there should be a library organisation to unite all interested in library work. A subsequent meeting held in the Raffles Library on Friday, 25th March 1955 and attended by 36 members agreed to the formation of the association named the Malayan Library Group. It was later changed to Librarians Association of Malaysia, or Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia.
The Mission – Recognising that libraries and information centres are strategic resources for national development, Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia is committed to the creation of an information-rich knowledge-based civil society, through the promotion of information equity, lifelong and independent learning, and enhancement of library and information professionals.
The Vision – To be a leader of excellence in the development, promotion and support of Malaysian library and information professionals and institutions in global knowledge industry.