The Ghana Library Association (GLA) is the main professional organisation representing libraries and information services in Ghana. It was founded in 1962 by the West African Library Association (WALA). The GLA is a registered professional association under the Professional Bodies Decree NRCD 143 of 1973 with Registered No. PB 21 on 2 August 1986 in accordance with the laws of Ghana.
The Association has been in existence for over 54 years. It went through a period of activity and inactivity in the 70s but since 1983 it has been revived and growing.
The Association has an elected Governing Council for a two-year tenure, chaired by the President, who see to the running of the Association.
The current President is the 19th (2017-2018), and Samuel Bentil Aggrey, a Senior Librarian at Accra City Campus, University of Ghana. The 18th President (2013-2014, 2015-2016) was Professor Perpetua S. Dadzie, University Librarian, University of Ghana.