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MLA Values Statements

Access to Information:

MLA values free and open access to information and skilled professional assistance in information retrieval and research while protecting an individual’s right to privacy.


MLA values the advancement of well-informed and well-trained library professionals through quality professional development.


MLA is a forum for collaboration, cooperation, and partnerships cultivating cutting-edge ideas and awareness of best practices in an open and supportive culture.


MLA provides leadership and empowers members to promote libraries as a powerful united presence that is civically engaged and socially active to provide for the sustained stewardship of informational, financial and community resources.


MLA is a sustainable, financially viable association that is characterized by diversity and has the ability to quickly change to meet member needs.