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The Voice of Michigan Libraries

Welcome to the Michigan Library Association (MLA), Michigan's oldest and largest library association. Guided by the belief that free access to information is the cornerstone of a free society, MLA has advocated for libraries on behalf of the state's residents for over 100 years. MLA defends the right to read, advocates for adequate library funding, clarifies library governance issues, promotes librarian education and works for free access of information to all residents.

Library Advocacy

MLA advocates on behalf of libraries and library issues by educating members, trustees, friends and elected officials about library issues critical to libraries such as free access to information and library funding.

Professional Development Benefits

Among MLA's many professional development benefits are numerous educational and networking workshops and conferences; job postings to help libraries with staffing needs; leadership opportunities to serve on boards and committees; award and recognition programs; and speaking and publishing opportunities.

Membership

MLA's membership is comprised of more than 1,200 individual and organizational members from public, academic, private and special libraries. MLA's mission is to serve all library professionals and their supporters.