Tag Archives: MLA

MILE 2017

Participate in The Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Institute for Leadership Excellence (MILE) 2017 — Leading for Life! Are you currently in a leadership position? Do you want to work towards entering a leadership position or role? Do you find yourself … Continue reading

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Friends Day 2016

An invitation from Judy Schotzko, MALF President, and Kim Edson, MALF Programming Chair: As you know, the annual Minnesota Library Association conference is nearly upon us. We hope to see you and your staff in Duluth at the end of … Continue reading

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Time for the MLA Silent Auction

Call for nerdy paraphernalia, etc.  Did you love the Ryan Gosling care package, the sexy librarian apron, the Lego Batman Pinata, or any of the amazing gift cards at last year’s MLA silent auction? These awesome items and many more … Continue reading

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RFI for Lobbying and Advocacy Services

The Minnesota Library Association has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit information from interested parties with respect to Lobbying and Advocacy Services for the Minnesota Library Association and affiliates. MLA will use the information generated by this RFI, … Continue reading

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Library Lobbyist Survey

A Request from MLA, ITEM, CRPLSA and the Multitypes, please take the Lobbyist Evaluation Survey The Minnesota Library Association (MLA) holds a letter of agreement for governmental affairs consultant services with Capitol Hill Associates, Inc. on behalf of MLA, ITEM, … Continue reading

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Selfie for MLA at 125

As part of the 125th anniversary celebrations, MLA will collect video selfies. Don’t be camera shy.  Share your best MLA memory in two minutes or less. Here is how: Start by introducing yourself … name, library affiliation (current or past), … Continue reading

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PLD Day 2016 Reminder

Time is running out to register for PLD Day 2016! Join fellow public library staff for an inspiring day of talks by Gwen Westberg of Patina stores, staff from the University of Minnesota’s TRiO program, and Valerie Horton of Minitex. … Continue reading

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PLD Day 2016

PLD Day is an annual event for those who work in or are invested in public libraries. This annual event is hosted by the Minnesota Library Association’s Public Libraries Division and is sponsored in part by CRPLSA and Minitex. Register … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar: MLA at 125

Come to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center September 29 – 30, 2016 to enjoy, learn, and celebrate the 125 year history of the Minnesota Library Association. The MLA Conference will feature fabulous keynote speakers and top-notch presentations from other librarians … Continue reading

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Broadband Resolution

Members of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Legislative Committee endorse the Minnesota Broadband Vision.  This library specific resolution will be recommended for adoption by the MLA Board later this month.  Libraries around the state are encouraged to seek support from … Continue reading

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MLA Appreciation

From Margaret Stone, MLA President – Elect and 2015 Conference Sponsor Chair Thank you for sponsoring the 2015 Minnesota Library Association Conference! Thanks to your support MLA had a hugely successful conference with 576 attendees. Through our 2015 sponsors we … Continue reading

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Call for MLA Silent Auction Items

The Silent Auction is a fun annual tradition at the MLA Conference that has been supporting the Minnesota Library Foundation and in turn, the local library community, for twenty years. Help make this year another success! While there are always some great … Continue reading

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MLA 2015 – Save the Date!

Come to St. Paul on October 8 and 9, 2015 for the annual  Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference! Online Registration opens August 3 In the world of libraries, we SEARCH for new ways to engage our patrons and to  enhance … Continue reading

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PLD Day 2015

Time is running out to register for for PLD Day 2015! Registration deadline:  April 15th Who? All public librarians! When?   April 28th from 9:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Where?  The Grands at Mulligans in Sartell, MN Why? Because we’re … Continue reading

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MLA opposes statutory changes to regional hiring

A Minnesota Library Association (MLA) has delivered a  letter to legislative leaders opposing an change to the statutes regarding the hiring of regional public library system directors as proposed by Governor Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). While … Continue reading

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MLA Annual Conference Call for Proposals

It’s time to start thinking about the MLA 2015 Annual Conference! The Minnesota Library Association 2015 Annual Conference will be at the RiverCentre in St. Paul October 8-9.   Search, Create, Inspire, this year’s conference theme chosen by MLA President Maggie … Continue reading

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MILE Seeks Mentors

Interested in helping develop future library leaders? MLA recently announced the 2015 class for the  Minnesota Library Association Institute for Leadership Excellence (MILE).  MLA is seeking applications from experienced library professionals who would like to contribute to the success of … Continue reading

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MILE Class of 2015 Announced

MLA recently announced the 2015 class for the  Minnesota Library Association Institute for Leadership Excellence (MILE)! The 25 selectees for this year’s class will meet their peers in a dynamic four-day retreat at beautiful Sugar Lake Lodge near Grand Rapids, … Continue reading

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MLA at 125

The Minnesota Library Association (MLA) will reach a milestone in 2016– the 125th Anniversary of the professional organization. MLA was began in 1891 with William W. Folwell, serving as the first president. More than 100 other presidents and conferences have … Continue reading

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MILE accepting apps

MILE — Minnesota’s Institute for Leadership Excellence is seeking both mentors and mentees for MILE 2015. Apply today and … Develop and refine skills necessary to be a leader in the libraries of tomorrow. Develop and move forward on professional … Continue reading

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CRPLSA Members to Join MLA Board

Among the new board members recently elected by the membership of the Minnesota Library Association to serve in leadership positions are two CRPLSA directors — Barbara Misselt, East Central Regional Library (ECRL), and Dayle Zelenka, Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative … Continue reading

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ECRL Kids Design Glass at MLA

The East Central Regional Library (ECRL) conference session entitled “Creating a Wow! Legacy Project” perfectly met the MLA “Better Together” conference theme.  ECRL staff and Library Legacy project sculptor, transported and installed the glass sculptures created through the “Kids Design … Continue reading

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MLA Conference Registration – Open

Conference Registration is Open! With over 60 sessions, the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) offers something for everyone. The two-day annual conference schedule will cross eight session times and offer nine professional tracks: Administration & Leadership Authors, Literature, and Programming Children … Continue reading

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MLA Strategic Plan

Update The MLA Board continues to work on implementing the strategic plan shared at the  Membership Meeting at last Fall’s Annual Conference. The areas of focus are: Engaging our members Strengthening our organization Developing and equipping our leaders Educating and … Continue reading

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Donations Encouraged: MLF Silent Auction

Whether you’re out and about exploring new places or working on your favorite hobby this summer, now is the time to start thinking about your donation to this year’s Silent Auction! This year’s Minnesota Library Association (MLA) conference will be … Continue reading

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Legislative Forum

MLA/MEMO 2014 Legislative Forum: Register Now MLA and MEMO  members are invited to gather at Great River Regional Library in St. Cloud on July 8th  from 9:00 am until 3:00pm for the annual Library Legislative Forum. Elaine Keefe, MLA lobbyist, … Continue reading

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Celebrated at Lunch for Libraries

Minnesota’s love for native son F. Scott Fitzgerald hasn’t abated in the decades since his death. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, as the success of events like the recent Great Gatsby library gala in Roseville can attest. It is … Continue reading

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MLA Call for Proposals

The Minnesota Library Association seeks your program ideas for the 2104 annual conference.  The conference will be at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato October 8-9. This year’s conference theme, selected by MLA President Michele McGraw, Better Together, will focus … Continue reading

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MLA’s new look & logo

The Minnesota Library Association (MLA) is pleased to share the new  logo! The logo was designed with versatility in mind so that it can used with ease on the MLA website, social media, and in print communications. Over the years, … Continue reading

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