Maine Library Association


  • 12 Sep 2013 1:52 PM | Jenna Blake Davis
    We have just confirmed that MLA's membership meeting at the NELA Conference will be held on Monday, Oct. 21st at 8am in the York Room.  Please join the MLA Council if you are attending the conference. 
  • 30 Aug 2013 2:32 PM | Jenna Blake Davis

    Banned Books Week is September 22-28 this year. The whole topic of privacy and intellectual freedom is very much on people's minds this year, courtesy of the NSA, so celebrating Banned Books Week in our libraries is especially timely, as is highlighting what libraries are doing to protect the reading and computer use privacy of patrons.

    If you wish to order posters or other display materials from ALA, check


    For more info,

    Jim Campbell, Chair

    MLA Intellectual Freedom Committee

  • 13 Aug 2013 9:41 AM | Anonymous
    Application deadline for four conference grants of up to $250.00 is September 30 this year. 
  • 12 Aug 2013 5:45 PM | Jenna Blake Davis
    In keeping with Biblionix’s devotion to small and medium sized public libraries, we offer a $250.00 stipend for public librarians to attend the combined MLA/NELA Conference October 20-22,  2013.   Eligibility requirements are: 

    •o   Library director or staff at a public library in Maine

    •o   Member of MLA

    The funds can be used to cover conference expenses, including the following:

    -   Conference Registration

    -   Pre-conference workshops

    -   Travel costs/mileage

    -   Meals

    -   Lodging

    -   Cost of replacement staff if needed


    Requirements are:

    • Volunteer for a minimum of 2 hours at the conference
    • Attend the MLA business meeting
    • Attend meals with speakers

    See brochure for full details: Biblionix Grant   

  • 20 Jun 2013 5:55 PM | Jenna Blake Davis

    The Maine Library Association is happy to report that balloting has been completed for the officer for the 2013-14 year.  Please join is in congratualting:


     Bryce Cundick of the University of Maine at Farmington who has been elected to serve a two-year term as Vice President and will move on at the end of that term to become MLA's next President.


    Jennifer Andrews of Simmons College  who has been elected to serve as a Member-At-Large (1 Year Term)


    Charlene Churchill from Ellsworth Public Library has been selected as a Member -At-Large (2 year Term)


    The Maine Library Association Council congratulates these members who are stepping up to serve as well as extending your congraulations to Nissa Flanagan our incoming President who will assume her office on July 1st.


    At the same time please also join the Council in sending heartiest good wishes to Andi Jackson-Darling our retiring President for her very able efforts during the past two years to keep MLA on course. Great job Andi!

  • 20 May 2013 11:22 AM | Jenna Blake Davis

    The Scholarship & Loan Committee of MLA is pleased to announce that MLA’s Phyllis Ainsworth Scholarship has been awarded to Genna Duplisea of Holden, Maine. This scholarship is awared annually.  For more information go to theScholarship & Loan COmmittee page

  • 13 May 2013 3:17 PM | Jenna Blake Davis

    The 2013 Phyllis Ainsworth Scholar isGenna Duplisea of Holden, Maine. Genna attends Simmons College in Boston.

    This $2,000 scholarship is for any MLA member enrolled in a Master's degree program in library studies. For more information and an application form, go to the Scholarship & Loan page under committees on the MLA  web page



    Debbie Lozito

    Co-chair, MLA Scholarship and Loan Committee

  • 30 Apr 2013 10:58 AM | Jenna Blake Davis
    YSS has been busy updating their portion of the MLA site and you can now find several lists of past Lupine and Kathadin winners.  Just click on the Committees link and then Youth Services Section to see them.  Way to go YSS.
  • 09 Apr 2013 10:40 AM | Jenna Blake Davis

    MLA is pleased to announce that our Annual meeting will take place on May 10th at Wterville Public Library in Waterville, ME.  1-4pm.


    The plan is to have the candidates vying for election on hand as well as using this meeting as an opportunity for MLA members to voice their needs and discuss MLA's future.  Please visit the Annual Meeting event page to register (no cost involved) and join us for a lively discussion of our future together.

  • 12 Feb 2013 10:33 AM | Jenna Blake Davis

    The 2013 membership campaign is doing well.  We have 237 renewed and new members and several more in the pending stage.  If you haven't renewed we invite you to use the new site to complete that process.


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