Michigan Library Association

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The Michigan Library Association is a United States professional association headquartered in Lansing, Michigan that advocates for libraries in Michigan on behalf of the state's residents.[1] It publishes a library science journal, MLA Forum.


From 2002-2009, the association published the MLA Forum ISSN 1539-4123, an open access electronic peer-reviewed academic journal covering library and information science published by the Michigan Library Association. It was indexed by Library Literature and Library and Information Science Abstracts. The journal was initially published on a quarterly schedule. In 2008, it switched to an annual publication format. The successive editors-in-chief were Lothar Spang (Wayne State University, 2002-2005), Suzanne deVries (Eastern Michigan University, 2005-2007), and Michael Lorenzen (Central Michigan University, 2007-2009).

Public Library Fund[edit]

The Public Library Fund (PLF) is an endowed, reserve fund of the Michigan Library Association. Its purpose is to provide financial support for the development and enhancement of continuing education of library directors, library employees, and library trustees as fiscally responsible stewards of public funds for the public library. The PLF is funded through donations and through revenue sources designated by the MLA Executive Board.

Current and past presidents[edit]

The following persons have been president of the association:


  1. ^ Kristine Condic (Fall 2001), "Library Dean Elected President of MLA", Kresge Library News, retrieved January 10, 2013 

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