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The Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) is an twelve state association of libraries, librarians and friends of libraries in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. Its primary purpose is to improve present and future library services in the Mountain Plains region through development of librarians, trustees and library employees.

MPLA bases its success on an active, enthusiastic, sharing membership. Where our people are so few and distances are so great, each librarian, staff member and library is a vital resource.

MPLA invites you to make an investment in your future by joining us and laying the foundation for your career development. Participate in this process with MPLA's membership -- active leaders in our region's outstanding libraries.

Membership Dues

State Library Association
Individual Membership - Based on Yearly Salary (NOTE: First Year Individual Membership is Half Price!)
Up to $29,999 $40
$30,000 - $49,999 $55
Over $50,000 $65
Retiree, Student, Trustee Membership $15
Author Membership
Membership Dues $90
Institutional Membership - Based on Total Annual Library Budget
Under $100,000 $50
$100,000 - $299,999 $75
$300,000 - $499,999 $100
Over $500,000 $125
MPLA State Library Association Membership
Membership Dues $100
  • 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

Related Information

Membership Forms

Individual Membership
Membership Renewal Short Form
Author Membership
Institutional Membership
State Association Membership
Membership Brochure (PDF)


Judy Kulp
Executive Secretary
14293 West Center Drive
Lakewood, Colorado 80228
P: 303.985.7795

Membership Payment Options

  • Online Payment via PayPal
    Note: When you fill in the online form, you will be taken to PayPal automatically.
  • Payment via Check
    You may send your personal check, payable to MPLA to:
    Judy Kulp
    Executive Secretary
    14293 West Center Drive
    Lakewood, Colorado 80228
    P: 303.985.7795