About MALA

Located in Independence, MO, the Mid-America Library Alliance is an active consortia consisting of nearly 900 library systems throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

MALA was established in 1978 with a mission to "develop, coordinate, promote and share information resources and facilitate professional development."

We offer interlibrary loan courier delivery service, professional development training, online learning and discounts on professional conferences.

MALA members receive discounts to:

Internet Librarian Conference

Computers in Libraries Conference


MALA Staff

Susan Burton
Executive Director
Contact Number: 816-521-7267 or toll free 1-877-600-9699

Kirsten Myers
Special Projects Coordinator / Courier Services
Contact Number: 816-521-7266 or toll free 1-877-600-9699