Educational Affiliate Memberships, Workshops & Webcasts:
Mary Puhr - Workshop / Membership Coordinator
Mid-America Library Alliance
Memberships with Interlibrary Loan Courier Service:
Courier / Special Projects Coordinator
Mid-America Library Alliance816-521-7266
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 9 states -- Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, 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.
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 9 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:
Once a member, you can enjoy the MALA benefits, including member pricing for professional development workshops, webcasts and tutorials, tours, conferences and special activities.
Mid-America Library Alliance Educational Affiliate Membership* annual pricing:
Individual (1 person): $25Organization Levels:
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