Membership Benefits

  • Professional Development Grants for course work, institutes and workshops.
  • Continuing education opportunities including conferences, workshops and special seminars.
  • Information exchange and educational programs about technological developments and innovative library programming undertaken by MPLA libraries.
  • MPLA Awards recognize outstanding contributions to local, state and regional library services.
  • Joint annual conferences with member states providing a marketplace of ideas where individuals can share their experience and talent with other librarians.
  • Forums for personal contact among members and national leaders in the profession.
  • MPLA Newsletter providing information about continuing education available throughout the region and outstanding library programs through news and feature articles.
  • Annual Report and Membership Directory via MemberClicks.
  • Promotes regional efforts for resource sharing.
  • Grants to member states for pre- and post-conference and continuing education programs.
  • Opportunity for members to contribute to the profession.
  • First year Personal membership dues are half price!
  • One staff member receives a personal membership at no additional cost
  • One free half-page ad in the MPLA Newsletter
  • The state association is entitled to voting representation on the Executive Board.
  • Membership as an author includes a $75 annual credit, which can be used toward any advertisement or combination of advertisements in the MPLA Newsletter, at our current ad rates. 
  • Author membership will include a listing on MPLA's "Authors" web page.
  • Author members are eligible for member registration rates at MPLA Conferences.
  • Author members are eligible to vote in all MPLA elections.

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