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MLA 125: Building a Better Future

MLA turns 125 on May 2, 2023. That means it’s time to celebrate a century-and-a-quarter of incredible traditions, people, connections and more.

This website highlights MLA programs, initiatives, and resources that will help us understand MLA’s 125-year-past to build a better future inclusive of all communities and will further our knowledge and appreciation of MLA’s achievements and contributions. We'd also like to acknowledge MLA members and volunteers on MLA's Building a Better Future Strategic Goal Task Forces:

Throughout our anniversary year (May 2023 – May 2024) celebrate with us as MLA builds upon and delivers its commitment to support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of professional practice and leadership of health sciences information professionals—now and in the future.

MLA History Over the Years

The MLA community has been growing and evolving for 124 years and counting. Learn about our history and today’s initiatives that will propel us to build a better future. 

VIEW TIMELINE

Vision 2048: Envisioning the Future

As MLA forges ahead into the future, the Vision 2048 Task Force is working on 5 areas of focus. We also want to hear what you wish to see in the next 25 years!

VISION 2048

Join the Anniversary Celebration

 MLA Caucuses and Chapters are planning activities celebrating MLA's history and building a better future. Update your MLA profile, so you don't miss any important email updates.

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Check in often for information and updates about how we are transforming our environment into a community that embraces, celebrates, and practices diversity, equity, and inclusion.