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Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:00 AM

MLA Fund Updates

At the MLA March Board meeting, the Board of Directors approved shifting the focus of MLA savings to better serve and respond to the financial challenges of MLA members. Keeping intact the General Fund, Kaiser Fund, and Equity Fund – MLA Board members voted unanimously to merge the Advocacy Fund and the Intellectual Freedom funds (which will now be used to help with legal fees and board training) and to merge two education funds that will be used for scholarships to attend MLA events.

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News - Advocacy
Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:00 AM

State of Michigan Budget Updates

All three State of Michigan FY2023 draft budgets have been published – from the Governor, the Senate, and from the House. 

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News - MLA
Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:00 AM

MDHHS Expands COVID Test-kit Partnership With Libraries

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has expanded its efforts to provide free, at-home testing kits to underserved areas of the state by providing test kits to additional libraries for a total of more than 150 locations participating in the program. 

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Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:00 AM

School Library Pilot Grants

The Michigan Department of Education has announced that application materials are available for section 802 school library pilot grants. Section 802 of Public Act 87 of 2021 (page 47) provides $800,000 in competitive funding to be awarded to local school districts headquartered in four counties. Learn more: 2022 - 033 Section 802 - Library Pilot Program Grants

 
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Monday, April 18, 2022 12:00 AM

2022 MLA Equity Fund Grant Applications Accepted Through June 3

The 2022 MLA Equity Fund Grant application is open through June 3, 2022. Equity Fund Grants aim to reduce financial barriers to professional development opportunities and support individuals currently underrepresented in the library profession. Please help us share this individual grant opportunity by sharing this information with colleagues and staff who are not currently MLA members. Learn more and apply at milibraries.org/mla-equity-fund

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Monday, April 04, 2022 10:17 AM

Nominations for MLA Awards Now Accepted Year Round!

April 4, 2022

Do you know an awesome library professional or library supporter who deserves recognition for their work in Michigan libraries? You can now submit a nomination for any of MLA's awards year-round! Learn more and submit a nomination today!

The Call for Nominations for the Michigan Library Awards will open later this Spring, but if you already have someone in mind that you know deserves recognition and celebration, we encourage and welcome your submission now for any of MLA's Awards!

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Written by Deborah E. Mikula, MLA Executive Director   

Letter From Debbie

Match 24, 2022

A close friend and colleague often tells me, “Your passion is showing!” And indeed, it does! When you love what you do and find excitement and inspiration in every nuance and challenge, you become what another former colleague at Project for Public Spaces calls “Zealous Nuts” or better yet, what Dale Carnegie labels as “Flaming Enthusiasm.” For 45 years, I’ve been able to work in the nonprofit cultural sector, and never once have I considered doing anything else.

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