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The Call for Ambassadors for 2024 - 2025 workgroups and committees is now open!

Take advantage of the opportunity to make a difference in the Michigan library community, develop your leadership skills, grow your professional network, and represent MLA by volunteering to serve on a committee or workgroup!

All MLA members are eligible to participate on workgroups and committees. Nonmembers interested in getting involved are welcome to join MLA by filling out the online membership application or by contacting us at (517) 394-2774 or [email protected].

Mark your calendars for the MLA Ambassador Training and Orientation schedule for Wednesday, June 12, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Check out details about the available opportunities to get involved linked below and complete the online ambassador application by Friday, April 26, 2024. 

2024 - 2025 Ambassador Opportunities

Standing Committees

Standing committees are typically one to two-year term ambassador opportunities that require a high level of commitment by their respective members.


Workgroups are task-oriented, project-based opportunities that focus on a specific outcome and are closely aligned with ambassador skill sets and interests. The time commitment for workgroups is a one or two-year term, June through July. The functional working time will vary by group. Click the links below to view details about these volunteer opportunities.

Community Forum Moderators

A forum moderator oversees the activity of a subsection of the online MLA Community Forums. The purpose of MLA Community Forums is to provide a platform for members to exchange ideas and resources. Each discussion board has a designated topic.

  • Discussion Boards
    • Makerspaces
    • Library of Things
    • Marketing and Promotions

View details about this volunteer opportunity: Community Forum Moderator (pdf)

Ambassador Application Form

Click the button below to complete the online ambassador application. The deadline to submit the form is Friday, April 26, 2024.

You will be asked to select your top three choices and you will need to input your Google email address or email associated with a Google account, a brief bio (optional), prior volunteer experience with MLA or other organizations that serve libraries (required), a brief statement of what you would like to accomplish by participating (optional) and a current headshot (required).

Please make sure you have a current photo available to upload to the signup form. Photos will be used for MLA's website and communications. Your photo should be high resolution, cropped to 500x500px and submitted as a .jpeg .jpg or .png. Please name your file using your first and last name. Ex: "First Name-Last Name.jpg"

By volunteering with MLA you agree to adhere to the volunteer agreement and responsibilities including adhering to MLA's Code of Conduct. Review the Ambassador Agreement.

You will need to log in to complete the volunteer sign-up form. Retrieve your username or reset your password by visiting the links below and inputting your primary email address. This will be the email address where you receive MLA communications.

All ambassadors will receive notification of their placement and login credentials for the orientation by June 1, 2024. 

Ambassador Application Form

Learn More

Check out the recording of our April 2023 MLA Connect Coffee Hour: Getting Involved with MLA to learn more about getting involved with your state association and hear from MLA Ambassadors representing some of the various committees and workgroups about their experience as a volunteer.


Uniting the Michigan Library Community

MLA is proud to partner with organizations serving the library community.

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