Maine Library Association

MLA Annual Conference 2021

The Maine Library Association annual conference took place virtually on Monday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 25th. This year's conference theme was Orienting Ourselves in the Next Normal.

We hope to see you next year in person at Sunday River!

Keynote speaker: Brooke Gladstone

Brooke Gladstone is the co-host of WNYC’s On the Media. She’s the recipient of two Peabody Awards, a National Press Club Award, and an Overseas Press Club Award, among others. She also is the author of The Influencing Machine (W.W. Norton)a media manifesto in graphic form, listed among the top books of 2011 by The New Yorker, Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal, and among the “10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction” by The Atlantic.


Up to ten grants to attend the conference are available to those in financial need. The deadline to apply for grants to attend the 2021 conference has passed.

Please consider making a donation to MLA’s scholarship fund. 100% of your donation makes a direct positive impact on the Maine library profession through scholarships and conference grants. We’re all looking forward to the return of the fabulous fundraising Basket Raffle when we’re all together again! CLICK HERE TO DONATE


Information for Exhibitors

Click here to view exhibitor and sponsor information and to register.

Conference Code of Conduct

Click here to read our Statement of Appropriate Conduct for our conferences and events. 

Past Conferences

Programming and other materials from our past MLA conferences.

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