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MLA Member Benefits

Membership in MLA has it's benefits! Your membership connects you to a powerful network of libraries, library staff and supporters, who are passionate about the library profession and the critical importance of libraries to our society. MLA member benefits provide you with tools and resources to help advance the library profession, protect our libraries and provide the best possible library service to our communities. We hope you will take advantage of all the opportunities that membership with MLA provides. Read on to learn more about benefits for member types below.

 Organization BenefitsIndividual & Student Benefits | Strategic Partner Benefits

 

Organization Benefits of MLA Membership

Organizational benefits include a complimentary individual membership for the library director or dean. All individuals representing their organization receive a vote on items brought before the membership at the Annual Meeting and for Board positions.

Legislative Clout

  • Gain access to MLA lobbyist that serves as a resource to MLA members
  • Opportunity to provide input and network with other members to set the MLA legislative agenda
  • Immediate access to local, state and national legislators through MLA’s ENGAGE website
  • MLA executive staff available to write letters and make presentations locally when challenging issues arise

Professional Development

  • Receive discounts on conferences, seminars, webinars, and training to help your library succeed
  • Participate in MLA mentorship program as a mentor or a mentee
  • Opportunity for speaking/presenting roles at MLA events

Recognition

  • Eligible for statewide recognition through MLA Annual Awards
  • Participate in member spotlights to highlight milestones and achievements
  • Exclusive and secure online member-to-member directory

Information Services

  • Receive timely advocacy updates and breaking news
  • Receive monthly “Primary Source” newsletter delivered to your inbox
  • Receive monthly "News & Views" newsletter of curated national news affecting libraries and library professionals
  • Access to significant discounts on the latest Capitol news every week from MIRS
  • Exclusive access to online library resources on MLA’s website

Connections

  • Participate in committees and workgroups and grow your statewide network
  • Engage in networking events throughout the year
  • Opportunity to apply for board leadership roles with MLA

Employee Benefits

  • Stay competitive with bi-annual salary and benefits survey
  • Enroll in health insurance program through National Insurance Services
  • Discounts on job postings
  • Discounts for staff and trustee memberships
  • Access to scholarships to MLA events available for organizational representatives as well as affiliated individual staff and trustee members.

 

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Individual & Student Benefits of MLA Membership

Legislative Clout

Support your profession and be part of protecting libraries in Michigan.

  • Gain access to MLA lobbyist that serves as a resource to MLA members
  • Opportunity to provide input and network with other members to set the MLA legislative agenda
  • Immediate access to local, state and national legislators through MLA’s ENGAGE website
  • MLA executive staff available to write letters and make presentations locally when challenging issues arise

Professional Development

Membership includes discounts on conferences and events, participation in continuing education and professional development and opportunities to grow as a leader.

  • Receive discounts on conferences, seminars, webinars, and training to help your library succeed
  • Participate in MLA mentorship program as a mentor or a mentee
  • Opportunity for speaking/presenting roles at MLA events
  • Opportunities to apply for scholarships through MLA's Education Fund

* Student members enjoy a joint membership with the American Library Association (ALA).

Recognition

  • Participate in member spotlights to highlight milestones and achievements
  • Exclusive and secure online member-to-member directory
  • Eligible for statewide recognition with MLA Annual Awards

Information Services

MLA provides you with vital information including the latest library news, in-depth coverage of library topics and trends from around the state.

  • Receive timely advocacy updates and breaking news
  • Receive monthly “Primary Source” newsletter delivered to your inbox
  • Receive monthly "News & Views" newsletter of curated national news affecting libraries and library professionals
  • Access to significant discounts on the latest Capitol news every week from MIRS
  • Exclusive access to online library resources on MLA’s website

Connections

MLA offers you career advancement. Build your resume through participation in MLA’s committees and work groups. 

  • Participate in committees and workgroups and grow your statewide network
  • Engage in networking events throughout the year
  • Opportunity to apply for board leadership roles with MLA
Join as an Individual Member

Strategic Partner Member Benefits

Information Services

  • Receive timely advocacy updates and breaking news
  • Receive monthly “Primary Source” newsletter delivered to your inbox
  • Receive monthly "News & Views" newsletter of curated national news affecting libraries and library professionals
  • Access to significant discounts on the latest Capitol news every week from MIRS
  • Exclusive access to online library resources on MLA’s website

Connections

  • Participate in committees and workgroups and grow your statewide network
  • Engage in networking events throughout the year
  • Access to our searchable member directory
  • Listing with your organization’s name and contact information in our partner directory

Discounts

  • Discount for one lead staff on event registration
  • 10% Discounts on exhibiting at our annual conference and our Spring Institute for Youth Services conference
  • 10% Discounts on advertising in our conference program book
Join as a Strategic Partner Member