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Annual Member Meeting Notice

Notice is hereby given to MLA members that the Annual Meeting will take place during MLA 2023 Annual Conference at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center in Kalamazoo, MI on Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. MLA 2023 Annual Conference registration is not required to attend the annual meeting and all members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Coffee Hour: Are You Prepared for Your Next Ballot Proposal?

Thursday, September 16, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 AM

Are You Prepared for Your Next Ballot Proposal? The MLA Connect September Coffee Hour is all about how to build community support for your library. 

Learn why voter support for funding libraries is dropping in many places, and what support is for your library looks like in your community.  

Know in advance what amount voters are willing to pay to keep your library open, improve or expand access, what can be done to increase support, and who you need on your team.  


Edward V. Sarpolus, Target Insyght 

Over the past 25 years, Edward has spoken to hundreds of groups, organizations, associations in Michigan and across the United States and other countries. He is the Executive Director of Target Insyght, which assists organizations with market research, image management, public relations, advocacy, and ballot campaign consulting. He has worked on over 200 millage and bond campaigns in the last 30 years including many that impact Michigan libraries.  

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Call for Nominations for the 2024 MLA Board of Directors Election

The Call for Nominations for candidates for the 2024 Board of Directors is open! Do you know someone who would be a great addition to the MLA Board of Directors? Submit a nomination! We also encourage you to self-nominate if you are interested in serving on the MLA Board. The Call for Nominations will be open through Friday, November 3.

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New Distracted Driving Law Anticipated Impact on Penal Fine Revenue

Michigan’s new distracted driving law could create an increase in Penal Fines for Michigan’s public libraries. Public Acts 39, 40, and 41 of 2023 amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to prohibit, holding or using a cell phone or other mobile device while operating a motor vehicle, beginning June 30, 2023.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Coffee Hour: Summer Reading 2021

Thursday, May 20, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 am

With post-pandemic reopening underway and the summer quickly approaching, it’s time to grab a cup of coffee with youth librarians and library directors from around the state to discuss summer reading 2021 at your library.

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