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Friday, June 24, 2022 01:51 PM

MLA 2022 Youth Literary Awards

On Friday, May 27 we announced the winners of the 2022 Mitten, YouPer, and Thumbs Up! Awards! Check out the video below or visit us on the web at milibraries.org/youth-literary-awards to learn more. Click here to view the announcement video on Facebook and give it a share and a like!

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Friday, June 24, 2022 01:47 PM

MI Library Is Now

For more promotional materials, including printable and digital graphics, visit: MiLibraryIsNow.com/resources and use the password: Mi832022!

Please continue to share your library's new tools and resources with your patrons and communities as we progress into the summer, and remember to tag the Michigan Library Association whenever you are posting on social media!

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Friday, June 24, 2022 01:44 PM

MLA Code of Conduct

On June 10, the MLA Board approved a new Code of Conduct for MLA's Board, staff, Ambassadors, and all event attendees, addressing conduct at all MLA Functions. MLA will respond aggressively and immediately to any violations of unjust or discriminatory conduct (gender, age, race, religion, political affiliation, marital status, etc); sexual harassment; violence, threats and criminal acts; as well as excessive drinking. View the MLA Code of Conduct (pdf).

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Friday, June 24, 2022 01:31 PM

MLA Equity Fund Grant Awardees Announced

MLA Equity Fund Grants aim to reduce financial barriers to professional development opportunities and support individuals currently underrepresented in the library profession. It is our pleasure to announce the recipients of MLA's Equity Fund Grants! We are pleased to announce that Loretta Hunter, Wayne County Community College Library; Sandra De La Cruz Tello, Kalamazoo Public Library; and Mary Higginbottom-Johnson, Muskegon Area District Library have been awarded grant funds.

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Friday, June 24, 2022 01:03 PM

Thank you to MLA's 2021-2022 Ambassadors

MLA is lucky to have so many dedicated professionals step up to serve on our workgroups and committees and be ambassadors of the association. They show commitment to their communities, their libraries, their patrons, the library profession and the Michigan Library Association every day. Thank you once again to all of those who have volunteered to be ambassadors of MLA and share their experience and expertise with the entire library community.

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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.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 02:27 PM

MLA’s Equity, Diversity, Accessibility and Belonging Journey 2019-2022. We're in it for the long haul.

A journey is one that takes time, focus and energy. Since 2019, MLA has been intentionally and consciously on a journey to address equity, diversity, accessibility and belonging, and “we are in it for the long haul.” Our board, staff and ambassadors have been instrumental in keeping this front and center for the past 3 years in all that we do, in all decisions we make, and in our daily work to address the inequities that are inherent in our society. By digging deeper to examine the root causes of these inequities, MLA has become a more innovative and responsive organization with each passing day.

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