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About MLA

Since 1891, the Maine Library Association has promoted library interests in the State of Maine. Over the years, MLA’s membership has grown to over 400 librarians, support staff, and library supporters.


The mission of the Maine Library Association is to promote and enhance the value of Maine libraries and librarianship, to foster cooperation among those who work in and for Maine libraries, and to provide leadership in ensuring that information is accessible to all citizens from their libraries.


  • Networking. Provides networking opportunities with colleagues in Maine, New England and countrywide
  • Partnering. Develops and fosters mutually beneficial working relationships with educational institutions, businesses, and organizations.
  • Lobbying and Legislative Advocacy. Increases the understanding and awareness of the legislative process among members; initiates, challenges and supports legislation affecting libraries
  • Conference and Continuing Education. Develops continuing education and professional development opportunities; helps organize the annual Maine Libraries Conference and other regional forums.

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