Registration is now open for the 2019 MLA Conference
Plan to be at the Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine, September 30 and October 1 for the annual Maine Library Association conference. The theme of this year's conference is LIBRARIES: Building Stronger Communities for Maine's Next 200 Years! Our confirmed keynote speakers will be author Cory Doctorow and ALA President Wanda Brown.
Grants are available to help you attend the conference. Please read the guidelines for details.
Don't forget the Pre-Conference!
Maine InfoNet is hosting a Pre-Conference on Sunday, September 29 with keynote David Lee King, networking at lunch, and afternoon working sessions focused on identification and development of policies for cross-system collaboration and cooperation. Register for the Pre-Conference here.
Community Matters MoreThe Maine Library Association is the recipient of an un-restricted donation of $5,000 from Bangor Savings Bank. Our Conference Committee is committed to using these funds to make the 2019 Conference as special as ever.
In recent years, libraries across the state have been recipients of Bangor Savings Bank's "Community Matters More" grants. This year, the voting will happen 100% online. Therefore, Bangor Savings Bank is encouraging people to visit their local libraries to use the fastest statewide broadband connections and public computers that we provide in order to vote for this award. Perhaps they will even be voting for you!
About Community Matters More
Community Matters More, it is a unique giving initiative. Each year, the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation engages the public during the month of February (February 1st – February 28th) in voting for their favorite nonprofits. More than $140,000 will be given to 55 local nonprofit organizations in Maine and New Hampshire. The top two organizations in each geographical region will receive a $5,000 grant, while the remaining organizations will receive $1,000.
During the month of February, visit www.bangor.com/cmm to vote for your favorite nonprofits! You can vote for up to five (5) different nonprofit organizations across any region listed on the online ballot. If you don’t see your favorite nonprofit on the list, select “Other” to write-in the name of your nonprofit.
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Congratulations to Wynter Giddings and Cadence Atchinson
The ballot for the 2019-2020 MLA Executive Board closed May 31st at 5pm. Wynter Giddings of Curtis Memorial Library has been elected Vice President/President-elect and Cadence Atchinson of the University of New England has been re-elected Member at Large. Congratulations to both of them.