About MPLA

The Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) is a twelve state association of librarians, library paraprofessionals and friends of libraries in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. Its purpose is to promote the development of librarians and libraries by providing significant educational and networking opportunities. The Association meets annually in joint conferences with member states on a rotational basis, and is governed by an elected board of representatives from each member state and a number of sections and roundtables representing interests and types of libraries. In addition to its board and its officers, MPLA activities are carried out by a number of committees and an executive secretary.

MPLA: An Overview of the Association

A History of MPLA (a series by Blaine Hall originally published in the MPLA Newsletter)

MPLA Newsletter
MPLA Stories: Tales From Around the MPLA Region
Top Ten Reasons to Join MPLA
Past Presidents of MPLA: A Historical Record
MPLA Executive Board Personnel (Officers, State Representatives, Chairs, Staff)
Continuing Education
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MPLA Awards

MPLA Documents and Publications