Groups & Committees
MLA groups offer the opportunity to work on areas of special interest, network with like-minded colleagues across the state and across library types, and to work towards the betterment of libraries in Maine. Have an impact by participating in an special interest or advocacy group, or on one of the committees that keeps our organization working.
Chairs of Groups and Committee also serve as voting members of the MLA Board.
Special interest groups allow those working in similar areas of library service to share ideas, resources, best practices and network. As an MLA member, you are welcome and encouraged to freely participate in as many interest groups as you want!
If you are interested in starting a new interest group on an area not already covered, please contact the Council to get started!
Work to directly impact Maine Libraries through advocacy with state lawmakers and serve as a vital resource for those working on issues of challenged library materials, censorship, equal access to information resources, or other rights as outlined in the Library Bill of Rights of the American Library Association.
We depend upon the many volunteers who give their time to running our organization by serving on an MLA committee. Please consider participating - we need your expertise! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Oversees the nomination and selection process for awards given during our annual conference.
Oversees ongoing communications between the association, affiliated stakeholders, and the public as a whole. Responsible for this website as well as the MLA to Z newsletter.
Plans and operates the annual conference and other association activities.
Manages and oversees the annual budget and ensures the association is up-to-date on best practices for budget management.
Engages with current members and works to recruit new members.
Grants and administers the association's interest-free loan and scholarship program for students enrolled in a library science program and awards scholarships for professional development activities