ERIC Number: ED119680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Missouri Library Association, 1900-1975.
Hartje, George N.
The Missouri Library Association (MLA) began in 1900 when the first meeting was held at the University of Missouri, Columbia, to discuss free public libraries, traveling libraries, and school libraries. With the state purpose of promoting library interest in the state, the MLA pushed legislation which led to the establishment of a state library commission and the Missouri state library. Other accomplishments were: passage of the 1921 county library law; codification of state library laws; increased state aid to public libraries; and creation of a voluntary librarian certification program. Various MLA divisions, committees, and round tables also have had positive influence on the library situation in the state. MLA has had an active publishing program since 1936 and has cooperated with other agencies on surveys, recruiting, education programs, and many other projects. In addition to its state activities, MLA has participated in meetings and conferences with national and other associations and has played an active part in efforts to influence federal library legislation. A bibliography and annual membership statistics are included, as are lists of charter members, officers, conferences, and joint meetings. (LS)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Library Association, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri