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About Metrolina Library Association

The Association was founded in 1969. It combines the former Mecklenburg Library Association and the former Metrolina Library Association. It is made up of librarians and paraprofessionals from public, academic, school and special libraries and of other individuals interested in libraries to: 

  • Encourage and foster awareness and cooperation. 
  • Provide opportunities for social interaction among members. 
  • Provide continuing education opportunities. 
  • Encourage cooperation, networking, and resource sharing among libraries in the Metrolina area.

Executive Board Statement

The Metrolina Library Association’s Executive Board reaffirms the values emphasized in our mission statement: awareness, cooperation, social interaction, continuing education, and sharing. We use these values to lead by example in our respective communities and stay committed to preserving our libraries as safe spaces and places of welcome. Our spaces and resources allow us and our users endless possibilities to foster curiosity, literacy, learning, inclusion, diversity, equality, and civil dialogue. Now, more than ever, librarians must safeguard these values to ensure libraries remain dynamic places devoted to education, intellectual freedom, equal access, and opportunity for all. We are stronger and better when we work together to achieve our common goals which will, ultimately, lead to a healthier democracy.

August 17, 2017

Metrolina Library Association Membership

Membership is open to anyone affiliated with or interested in libraries in the twelve county Metrolina area: 

  • North Carolina: Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, Union. 
  • South Carolina: Lancaster and York.

Photo Disclaimer

By attending or participating in MLA events, I hereby grant permission to the Metrolina Library Association (MLA) to use my photograph on its World Wide Web site, social media pages, and/or in other printed publications without further consideration.  I acknowledge the association's right to crop or treat the photograph at its discretion.  I also acknowledge that MLA may choose not to use my photo at this time but may do so at its own discretion at a later date.

MLA History 

The Association records from 1961-2000 are currently held in UNC Charlotte's manuscript collection.


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