The need has never been greater for MLA to support our school librarians.

When you request permission from your principal to attend a conference, you may use this letter to principals of school librarians from 2010 MLA President Ann Branton.

Join MLA and our School Library Section

Join MLA and the School Library Section.  The School Library section assists in the furtherance of libraries in schools by promoting beneficial and desirable programs and activities relating to libraries and library programs. 

Earn CEU credits at the MLA Annual Conference

The MLA Annual Conference gives school librarians an opportunity to earn CEU credits in the following tracks:

  • Professional Development
  • Authors and Literature
  • Technical Proficiency and Computer Literacy

Check the Annual Conference Web page for more information about CEUs.

Join the MLA listserv

MLA members and others may join the MLA listserv.  For instructions and to sign up, see this page.

Carroon Apple Award
Sponsored by the Mississippi Library Association

The School Libraries Section selects and presents the Carroon Apple Award for the purpose of recognizing outstanding accomplishment in the field of school library media services. The award seeks to recognize the professional legacy begun by Barbara Carroon in this area of school librarianship. The first “APPLE” award was presented to Barbara Carroon, and thereafter has been known as the “Carroon Apple”. The award consists of a brass apple engraved with the words “MS. LIBRARY ASSN. – CARROON APPLE – OUTSTANDING SERVICE.”

MLA members may submit nominations for this award to the current school library section chair.

Carroon Apple Award Nomination form and previous winners.



MLA's mission is to provide professional leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

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