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SB611 Heads to Governor Whitmer's Desk

December 17, 2020

This week, Senate Bill 611 - Amendments to the Library Privacy Act was passed in the House, concurred in the Senate and is now off to the Governor's desk for signature.


Letter from Debbie

December 17, 2020

Holiday Greetings!

2020! A year for the record books to say the least. This was a grinchy year – one of political divide; one where systemic racial tensions were brought to the forefront; one where hope was lacking; and one of isolation from those we love, those we work with, and those we serve. But even the Grinch (and Dr. Seuss) found that at this time of year…“Christmas will always be, as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” Now more than ever, we need to link hearts and hands to find our common ground.


Seeking Database Coordinator for MLA

Jump in and connect with statewide library members! 

The Michigan Library Association (MLA) is a statewide advocacy and service organization with nearly 1,900 members throughout Michigan. Our mission is to lead the advancement of all libraries through advocacy, education and engagement.  Headquartered in Lansing, MLA is seeking a Database Coordinator to work in a team-oriented environment.


MDHHS Extends Emergency Order

December 7, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has extended by 12 days the Gatherings and Face Mask Order that restricts indoor social gatherings and other group activities. The additional 12 days will allow the department to determine the full impact of the Thanksgiving holiday on the spread of COVID-19 across Michigan.


CDC Issues New COVID-19 Quarantine Recommendations, Travel Guidelines

December 3, 2020

On December 3, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued new guidelines on staying safe, holiday travel and quarantine restrictions.


After reviewing and analyzing new research and modeling data, the CDC has identified two acceptable alternative quarantine periods. Under these options, quarantine can end after ten days without a covid-19 test if the person has reported no symptoms or after seven days with a negative test result if the person has reported no symptoms.


Letter from MLA Staff

November 19, 2020

Let our lives be full of both thanks and giving. As the holiday approaches, the MLA staff took a few minutes to reflect on our work and why we are thankful for MLA, libraries and library staff. Our days are filled with supporting you and making sure all needs are met to the best of our ability. Each of you brings your own unique talents and wisdom to this profession and it is our honor to work with you every day.


MLA Prepares to Testify on SB611

November 19, 2020

MLA continues to be hopeful that by December 31, 2020, SB611 – amendments to the Michigan Privacy Act – will be signed into law. The global pandemic has caused delays in the committee process, so we have a few more steps to go before that can happen. 

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