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The Minnesota Library Association is an association of library supporters, representing all types of libraries by helping them accomplish together what none can do alone.

The Minnesota Library Association (MLA) serves the interests of its members by facilitating educational opportunities, supporting strong ethical standards, providing legislative assistance, and fostering connections between the library community and various constituencies. MLA offers year round opportunities for connection among library supporters and associates Learn more about the benefits of membership

Libraries Respond

Following one of the most contentious elections in memory, the American Library Association (ALA) and the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services has launched Libraries Respond, a website and space for us to help keep current events in conversation with libraries' ongoing work in and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. This page will be a resource for the library community to share information, find resources, and connect as they serve their communities.  

How is your library responding to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the 2016 election aftermath, or other current events? Tweet and post on social media using the #librariesrespond hashtag.

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Institute for Leadership Excellence (MILE) 2017! Application deadline is December 1, 2016.

  • Are you currently in a leadership position? 
  • Do you want to work towards entering a leadership position or role? 
  • Do you find yourself providing leadership even though your official position might not be in leadership?

If you answered "yes” to any of these questions, MILE is for you!

The Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Institute for Leadership Excellence (MILE) is a subunit of MLA that gives participants an opportunity to grow leadership skills, connect with library professionals from around Minnesota, and be paired with a mentor.

MILE helps you discover the leader within yourself and learn to lead effectively today—even if your current position is not one of leadership.

Click here for more information on the application process. 

The 2017 MILE application deadline is December 1, 2016. Apply now!


Save the Date for the MLA 2017 Annual Conference October 5-6, 2017
Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN

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