Why Donate?

MLA is the leading advocate of the Maryland library community, strengthening libraries and the people they employ through:

  • influence and expertise
  • future leader development
  • ongoing educational opportunities
  • professional growth

It's not just library organizations that receive support from the Maryland Library Association, but their employees and volunteers do, as well.

MLA provides scholarships for members to receive continuing education contact hours for certification through programs and conference attendance. Grants are also awarded for undergraduate and graduate tuition, and other professional development opportunities.

Donations may be dedicated in honor, or in memory, of individuals. Donations are generally accepted from individuals, corporations, foundations, government agencies, or other entities, without limitations unless acceptance of gifts from a specific source is inconsistent with MLA’s mission.

Maryland Library Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of our current financial statement is available upon request by contacting the Maryland Library Association at 1401 Hollins Street, Baltimore, MD 21223. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Secretary of State for the cost of copying and postage.

MLA annually honors people who have contributed to libraries in Maryland through the following awards:

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Emerging Leader Award
  • MLA Outstanding Member
  • Honorary Membership
  • Maryland Author Award
  • Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award
  • MLA President’s Award
  • Nettie B. Taylor Library Leadership Institute

Last updated 11 December 2018