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Friday, June 24, 2022 12:58 PM

Thank you to MLA's Directors!

The MLA Board is saying goodbye to four amazing, dedicated, and passionate leaders and we want to send a special thank you acknowledging all of the work they have done to support MLA and the Michigan library community. We want to acknowledge Jennifer Dean, U-M Flint Thompson Library, Loretta Hunter,Wayne County Community College Library, Mollie Freier, Lydia M. Olson Library, Northern Michigan University, and Jessica Keyser, Grosse Pointe Public Library.

Jennifer will officially finish her four-year Board term on June 30, having served as ALA Councilor and a term as President-elect, President, and as Past-President. Jennifer brought leadership, vision and kindness to help lead the association through the pandemic. Loretta has served on MLA's Board 2020-2022. Loretta has been steadfast in her support of MLA and has brought focus and action to MLA's strategic priorities. Mollie has served on the MLA Board since July 2019. Mollie has contributed a wealth of institutional insight and brought wisdom and levity to MLA Board meetings and always represents for the U.P. Jessica exhibited dedication, service and leadership as Chair of the MLA Advocacy and Legislative Committee and stepped up to serve a 6-month appointment on the MLA Board.

Thank you to our Board for giving of your time and passion for libraries and thank you for going above and beyond for MLA!

Please feel free to reach out to our past and current Board members to send a note of gratitude for the amazing work they contribute to the library community. If you are considering Board service, we welcome your involvement. Watch for the call for nominations this fall. 

Loretta Hunter and Jennifer Dean with plaques

Loretta Hunter, Wayne County Community College Library, (pictured left) and Jennifer Dean (right), U-M Flint Thompson Library.

Mollie Freier headshot

Mollie Freier
Lydia M. Olson Library
Northern Michigan University

Jessica Keyser with plaque

Jessica Keyser
Grosse Pointe Public Library


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