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MLA Staff and Board

MLA Staff

Debbie Mikula headshotDeborah E. Mikula
Executive Director
(517) 394-2774, Ext. 224
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Rachel Ash headshotRachel Ash
Membership and Communications Director
(517) 394-2774, Ext. 225
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Lisa Buttigieg headshotLisa Buttigieg
Administrative Assistant
(517) 394-2774, Ext. 227
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Ryan LoganRyan Logan
Graphic Designer
(517) 394-2774
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Amber Sheerin HeadshotAmber Sheerin
Program and Event Director
(517) 394-2774, Ext. 223
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Board of Directors

2019-2020 Officers

ALA Councilor

Jennifer Dean headshot

Jennifer L. Dean
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries


Past President

Kristin Shelley MLA 2019-20 President headshot

Kristin Shelley
Library Director
East Lansing Public Library


Kelly Richards headshot

Kelly Richards
Library Director
Muskegon Area District Library






2019-2020 Board of Directors

Amber Alexander headshot

Amber Alexander
Library Director
Presque Isle District Library

Scott Duimstra headshot

 Scott Duimstra
Library Director 
Capital Area District Library

Mollie Freier headshot

Mollie Freier
Professor and Head of Public Services
Northern Michigan University


Tim Gleisner
Head of Special Collections
Library of Michigan

Loretta Hunter
LRC Coordinator
Wayne County Community College District

Karen Knox headshot

Karen Knox
Library Director
Orion Township Public Library

Jasmine Parker
Youth Services/Teen Librarian
Ferndale Area District Library

Debbie Mikula headshot

Deborah E. Mikula
Executive Director
Michigan Library Association

Randy Riley headshot

Randy Riley
State Librarian
Library of Michigan

Kate Van Auken headshot

Kate Van Auken
White Pine Library Cooperative

Ryan Wieber headshot

Ryan Wieber
Library Director
Kalamazoo Public Library



 Staff photos by McShane Photography



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