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Volunteer and Engagement Opportunities

Looking for ways to further your career, get up on the latest trends, enhance your network, create professional relationships, or give back to your library community? We encourage you to explore the many avenues available to connect with your MLA and your colleagues.

2020-2021 Call for Volunteers

Take advantage of the opportunity to make a difference in the Michigan library community. Develop your leadership skills and grow your professional network by volunteering to serve on a committee or work group. If you're interested in growing personally or professionally, we have a place for you. The Call for Volunteers for 2020-2021 will open in April 2020.

All MLA members are eligible to participate and volunteer on a committee or work group. Nonmembers interested in volunteering are welcome to join the association online or by calling (517) 394-2774 ext. 227.

Why should I volunteer?

Volunteering will help you take charge of your career and broaden your knowledge. You can gain access to current events in your career area or take advantage of a safe space to learn about other areas while you have a chance to enhance your leadership skills. It’s also a great way to just have some fun while meeting new people.

Standing Committees

Standing committees are typically one to two-year term volunteer opportunities that require a high level of commitment by their respective members.

  • Legislative Committee
  • Professional Development and Networking Committee
  • Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC)

Work Groups

Work groups are task-oriented, project-based opportunities that focus on a specific outcome and are closely aligned with volunteer skill sets and interests. The commitment for these work groups is a one-year term, June through July. The functional working time will vary by group and usually require less than a full year.

  • Workshops
  • Conferences
  • Awards