What is the Montana Library Association?

MLA is a statewide organization of over 600 librarians, retired librarians, trustees, friends of libraries, and library students who share a love of libraries. MLA members work to promote outstanding librarianship and library services to meet knowledge needs in every part of the state.

MLA works with the Montana State Library in offering solid programs, continuing education opportunities, promotions, and services for the benefit of all types of libraries in the state.


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If you're not a member of the Montana Library Association, you're missing out on many opportunities—for you, your career, and your local library!

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What does the Montana Library Association do for librarians and supporters?

  • MLA conventions and workshops offer a wide spectrum of training for librarians, trustees, and friends.
  • MLA provides the Focus newsletter and Wired-MT listserv for communication and library and patron assistance.
  • The MLA website, www.mtlib.org, provides information about membership and programs.
  • MLA sponsors liaisons to national and regional library associations including ALA, PNLA, and MPLA.
  • MLA promotes intellectual freedom and awareness as well as concrete marketing ideas for implementation in your own library.
  • MLA lobbies for legislation beneficial to libraries and keeps librarians well informed of developments during legislative sessions.
  • MLA offers scholarships for library education, conference attendance, and professional development.
  • MLA gives annual awards for outstanding accomplishments.
  • MLA provides leadership training and opportunities

Upcoming events

  • SLD Summer Retreat, June 13, 2024

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Montana Library Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. PO Box 823, Arlee, MT 59821

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