The Montana Library Association is the state library association of Montana. It is run by librarians from across the state.[1]

Their mission is, "to develop, promote, and improve library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all."[2] They grant library awards including the Sheila Cates Librarian of the Year and the Montana Library of the Year at their annual conference.[3] According to the Montana State Library, the Association, "is a statewide professional organization dedicated to supporting libraries, trustees and library staff in Montana...Throughout the year MLA hosts retreats and an annual conference where members can meet and learn more about what is happening in libraries."[4]

It is listed in the 2016-07-13 Senate Congressional Record,[5] as well as other lists of State Library Associations.[6][7][8]

See also


  1. ^ "Contact Us", Accessed: September 04, 2017.
  2. ^ "Missions and Goals", Accessed: September 04, 2017.
  3. ^ "Awards and Honors Recipients" and archived version, Accessed: September 04, 2017.
  4. ^ "Montana Library Association", Accessed: September 04, 2017.
  5. ^ 2016-07-13 Senate Congressional Record, p.S5042.
  6. ^ Tucker, Dennis C. and Mosley, Shelley (2007). Crash Course in Library Supervision: Meeting the Key Players, p.127. Greenwood Publishing. ISBN 9780313097003.
  7. ^ Woolls, Blanche and Loertscher, David V. (2005). The Whole School Library Handbook, p.34. American Library Association. ISBN 9780838908839.
  8. ^ Gatrell Stephens, Claire and Franklin, Patricia (2015). Library 101: A Handbook for the School Librarian, p.213. Second edition. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9781610694520.

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