News - MLA
Friday, June 23, 2023 12:00 AM

Movement on the MLA Board

On Friday, June 8, the current MLA Board met for the June meeting and were joined by our newly elected Board members Michele Howard, Traverse Area District Library, Mary Higginbottom Johnson, Muskegon Area District Library, and Shaunna Martz, Kent District Library, for training and orientation. We had the honor of hosting Thomas Fladung from Hennes Communications for this year's training session. Thomas shared tips and techniques on the best use of social media, speaking with the press and crisis communication planning in the wake of censorship and book-banning efforts.

Thank you to Jessica Keyser, Director, Grosse Pointe Public Library, and Kate Van Auken, Director, White Pine Library Cooperative whose Member-at-Large Director terms are expiring at the end of June. Thank you both for your leadership, kindness, and wisdom and for giving generously of your time and expertise to help move MLA forward.

Please feel free to reach out to our past and current Board members to send a note of gratitude for the amazing work they contribute to the library community. If you are considering Board service, we welcome your involvement. Watch for the call for nominations this fall.


Kate Van Auken

Kate Van Auken
White Pine Library Cooperative

Jessica Keyser

Jessica Keyser
Grosse Pointe Public Library


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