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Educational Affiliate Memberships, Workshops & Webcasts:

Mary Puhr - Professional Development Coordinator
Mid-America Library Alliance

Memberships with Interlibrary Loan Courier Service:

Kirsten Myers

Courier / Special Projects Coordinator

Mid-America Library Alliance


Memberships with Interlibrary Loan Courier Service

Collaborating and seeking opportunities for libraries to work together has always been a major goal for MALA. MALA members have access to nearly 900 libraries in 10 states -- Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico.

If you would like more information in our membership levels with interlibrary loan courier service, please contact Kirsten Myers, Courier/Special Projects Coordinator of the Mid-America Library Alliance.


Mid-America Library Alliance

Educational Affiliate Membership

Located in Independence, MO, the Mid-America Library Alliance (MALA) is an active consortia consisting of more than 900 library systems in 10 states. MALA was established in 1978 with a mission to "develop, coordinate, promote, and share information resources and facilitate professional development." MALA offers interlibrary loan courier delivery service (see below left), professional development workshops, and discounts to a variety of conferences. We also have a large library of webcasts and Library Espresso Shots.  Library Espresso Shots are short, 3-12 minutes tutorials on various library topics.

The Mid-America Library Alliance (MALA) offers an Educational Affiliate Membership. This membership allows individuals and organizations the opportunity to attend MALA's workshops & view webcasts at the member rate (generally a 50% savings). 

If you are interested in a membership with Interlibrary Loan Courier service, please see info in the left column or click here for more information.

A wide variety of people can benefit from becoming MALA Educational Affiliate members:

  • Libraries
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Schools
  • Government
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Senior Centers
  • Day Care Centers
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Small Businesses
  • Community Members
  • Any individual seeking training and professional development

Once a member, you can enjoy the MALA benefits, including member pricing for professional development workshops and tutorials, tours, conferences and special activities.

Mid-America Library Alliance Educational Affiliate Membership* annual pricing:

Individual (1 person): $25

Organization Levels:
  • Up to 5             Part/Full Time Staff: $75
  • Up to 10           Part/Full Time Staff: $150
  • Up to 15           Part/Full Time Staff: $225
  • Up to 20           Part/Full Time Staff: $300
  • Up to 25           Part/Full Time Staff: $375
  • Up to 30           Part/Full Time Staff: $450
  • Up to 100         Part/Full Time Staff: $500
  • Up to 200         Part/Full Time Staff: $750
  • Over 200          Part/Full Time Staff: $1,000

If a State Library would like to purchase a membership for all of their member libraries, please contact Susan Burton, Executive Director of MALA.

*Membership is for one year and non-transferrable