Maine Library Association



The mission of the Legislative Advocacy Group is to advocate for legislation that is favorable to libraries and to empower MLA members to be strong voices for Maine libraries.

Whether it’s public libraries, K-12 libraries, college/university libraries, or special libraries, MLA endeavors to advocate for critical funding, access to information, local control, broadband access, net-neutrality, the importance of teacher librarians in every school, and to defend challenges to intellectual freedom and the Freedom to Read.

The MLA Legislative Advocacy Group will

  • Collaborate with the Maine State Library, the American Library Association, and other partners to identify legislative objectives and priorities. 
  • Solicit MLA member suggestions for state and federal legislative objectives. 
  • Track legislation and keep MLA members and the library community at large informed on the status of bills related to library issues. 
  • Work with the Maine State Library to sponsor a Legislative Day at the Maine State Capitol to meet with legislators and advocate on library issues.
  • Join the Maine delegation which travels to Washington D.C. each year to participate in National Library Legislative Day sponsored by the American Library Association.

For more information contact Sonya Durney

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