Members of the Association who are engaged in the same general field or have special interest in common may organize into an interest group after obtaining the approval of the petition by the Council. MLA members are always welcome and encouraged to participate in any existing interest groups.
Archives & Special Collections
The Archives & Special Collections group will appeal to special collections librarians, archivists and librarians responsible for manuscripts, rare books, and other "special" collections or those who are interested in such materials.
Reference & Adult Services
This interest group is for reference, reader's advisory and adult services librarians or those who are interested in such services. Along with creating a group to allow experts to network, a vital goal is to connect experts with librarians responsible for reference or adult services but without prior training or experience.
Youth Services Section
YSS is focused on promoting and improving library service to young people. It is open to children's librarians as well as others interested in library service to young people.
Rural & Small Libraries
The Rural & Small Libraries Interest Group will appeal to those librarians working in a rural and/or small library and are looking to connect with others to share ideas and resources.