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Why Join MLA?

The Michigan Library Association is a collaborative network of libraries and library professionals working together to advance the library profession in Michigan. Our network of more than 1700 organizations and individuals are dedicated to advocating for libraries, growing professionally as leaders in the library community and advancing the profession through sharing of best practices, innovative ideas and new programs and services that benefit library personnel, library patrons and the communities we serve.

Membership with MLA 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.

We hope you will take advantage of all the opportunities that membership with MLA provides.

Membership Types

If you need help selecting the appropriate member type or if you have any questions about membership benefits please do not hesitate to contact us at (517) 394-2774 or [email protected]

 

Organizational Membership

Organizational membership in MLA provides your library and staff with a number of member benefits, including advocacy for your library through grassroots advocacy and statewide public relations campaigns and through the legislative advocacy work we do at the State Capitol. Organizational membership also gives libraries discounts on staff and trustee memberships and allows access to affinity programs. Plus, directors receive complimentary individual membership as representatives of their organizations. Download the organizational membership application (pdf) or join online.

If you need help selecting the appropriate member type or if you have any questions about membership benefits please do not hesitate to contact us at (517) 394-2774 or [email protected]

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Individual Membership

Individual Membership with MLA connects you to a powerful network of library staff and supporters who are passionate about the library profession and the critical importance of libraries to our society. Individual Memberships are available for library staff, trustees, and retired library professionals, as well as individuals that are supportive of libraries and the library profession. Joint membership with MLA and the American Library Association (ALA) is available for Library and Information Science students. Individuals who work for a library, library cooperative or consortium, or a library school that is a current Organizational Member of MLA are eligible for the discounted affiliated membership.

Whether you are interested in membership with MLA to grow your career, or you want to support libraries and the library profession, MLA has a membership option that is right for you. Download the individual membership application(pdf) or join online.

Click here to view individual membership types and dues rates. If you need help selecting the appropriate member type or if you have any questions about membership benefits please do not hesitate to contact us at (517) 394-2774 or [email protected]

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Student Membership

Your student years are the prime years to establish your relationship with your statewide professional association. Membership in the Michigan Library Association (MLA) affords access to a vast array of conferences, programs and workshops that provide personal and professional growth. Your membership will enable you to enhance your career preparation and gain access to a wealth of career-building resources. Joint Membership in the American Library Association (ALA) and the Michigan Library Association for Library and Information Science Students. At $42 annually you will become a member of both organizations. Membership in MLA-ALA is an excellent investment in your career. Learn more about joint membership at ALA.org.

Apply online at ALA.org

Strategic Partner Membership

MLA is a collaborative network of libraries, library staff and library supporters. Through a Strategic Partners membership, your organization or business can connect with the library community in Michigan. Whether you provide products and services to libraries or you are a non-profit organization that would like to partner with libraries to get the word out to patrons about your resources or programs, Strategic Partner membership can further your organization's mission while supporting our mission to help libraries and library professionals succeed.

Unaffiliated Individual membership is also available for those interested in working with MLA. If you are an author, sole-proprietor or individual performer, our Unaffiliated Individual membership may be a better option. Review member benefits for Strategic Partners and Individuals to determine which option would best suit your needs, or give us a call at (517) 394-2774. We are happy to advise on the best option for your circumstances.

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