Professional Development

Join a professional Association for continuing education and networking opportunities:

Montana Library Association (MLA)

Mountain Plains Library Association (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.

Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA)  Continuing education and networking opportunities for people who work in, with, and for libraries in Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, and Washington.

Find a library job:

MPLA Jobline

PNLA Jobs List

Apply for a professional development grant:

MLA Professional Development Grant

MPLA Professional Development Grant

Attend a Leadership Institute:

PNLA Leadership Institute

MPLA Leadership Institute

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