Pakistan Librarians Welfare Organization (PLWO) is a registered, independent, non-for-profit and representative national organization of Library and Information Science Professionals working for the promotion of library & information professionals in Pakistan. It was founded on September 28, 2005. PLWO has headquarters, 4-provincial branches along with Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Southern Punjab chapters which are working proactively for the capacity building of librarians in their respective regions.
PLWO is dedicated to transforming professionals from librarians to “teachers of teachers”. The organization’s multidimensional approach equips librarians with adequate professional skills to bring them at par with modern library management practices of the modern world. The objective in general is to provide professionals a collective platform to interact with each other to solve their profession related problems. Particularly, the promotion of librarianship by helping the new graduates/professionals in securing good positions and providing them with the required information base to facilitate their working and creation of a conducive environment for research in library science by identifying the new areas and exploring the new avenues for the development of the profession and professionals