Helping libraries and library professionals succeed.

MLA Vision

The Michigan Library Association will be a highly effective, trusted network of libraries, library employees, trustees, friends and supporters working together to support and promote the highest quality library services throughout Michigan.

MLA Values Statements

Access to Information:

MLA values free and open access to information and skilled professional assistance in information retrieval and research while protecting an individual’s right to privacy.


MLA values the advancement of well-informed and well-trained library professionals through quality professional development.


MLA is a forum for collaboration, cooperation, and partnerships cultivating cutting-edge ideas and awareness of best practices in an open and supportive culture.


MLA provides leadership and empowers members to promote libraries as a powerful united presence that is civically engaged and socially active to provide for the sustained stewardship of informational, financial and community resources.


MLA is a sustainable, financially viable association that is characterized by diversity and has the ability to quickly change to meet member needs.


Uniting the Michigan Library Community

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