Advocacy Day 2021

Save the Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Mark your calendars now and plan to join MLA and hundreds of library advocates from around Michigan as we convene in Lansing to meet with legislators to thank them for the work they have done in support of libraries and ensure they are continuing champions of the importance of libraries in Michigan communities. 

The Michigan Library Association represents the needs of all libraries throughout the state by advocating on their behalf in the Michigan legislature. By participating in MLA’s Advocacy Day you will help establish a stronger voice for the library community in Lansing, develop important relationships with your local legislative leaders, and garner a greater understanding of the processes related to policy-making from individuals involved in the work on a day-to-day basis. Advocacy Day will also give you the chance to network with other MLA members and create opportunities for future collaborations. 

Start planning now! Arrange a carpool with your library colleagues, talk with your coop about sharing a bus with other libraries in your region. We are excited to meet together in person next year!

Advocacy Day Chairs

Honorary Chair
Former State Senator Jack Brandenburg   

Public Libraries Co-Chair
Larry Neal, Director, Clinton-Macomb Public Library    

Academic Libraries Co-Chair
Rachel Minkin, Head of Reference Services, Michigan State University

School Libraries Co-Chair
Kathy Lester, Librarian, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools




Uniting the Michigan Library Community

MLA is proud to partner with organizations serving the library community.

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