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There are many great reasons for joining the Maryland Library Association...

MLA provides its members with the tools to grow and succeed. Choose a division to provide continuing educational opportunities, collaboration, and recognition in your field. Or simply join as an at-large member to take advantage of discounts and other benefits available to all members.

Continuing Education opportunities at reduced rates for members

Annual Conference


  • The Crab - four issues per year
  • Happenings - monthly
  • Membership Directory
  • Division Publications

First Time Member Coupon - $15 off your first MLA program registration

Annual Awards honoring the best in Maryland

Unlimited opportunities for networking through Association involvement

Tuition reduction benefits at Drexel Online.

   Drexel Online

Select from the divisions below for details (division Memberships at no extra charge):

ACRL MD - Academic and Research Libraries
Provides opportunities for professional development and communication between academic and research librarians.

SSD - Support Staff
Increases the awareness and understanding of the role of library support staff and paraprofessionals, promotes professional growth and provides a network of communication.

CSD - Children's Services
Promotes library services, storytelling, reading, book appreciation, librarianship with children and opportunities for professional development.

LDD - Leadership Development
Identifies and fosters administrative and management skills in librarians.

PSD - Public Services
Provides opportunities for professional development, communication and discussion of library related issues to public services staff in all types of libraries.

TD - Trustees
Offers information and assistance to Maryland library trustees.

TSD - Technical Services
Provides quality opportunities for updating skills and knowledge in material selection, acquisition, cataloging and processing.

Join the Maryland Library Association TODAY!

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