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a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization operating to promote library service, the profession of librarianship, and cooperation among all types of libraries and organizations concerned with library service in the State of Missouri. Founded in 1900, MLA is proudly beginning a second century of service.

2023 MLA Library Advocacy Day

  • 7 Feb 2023
  • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Secretary of State Interpretive Center - 600 West Main, Jefferson City, MO 65101


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MLA Library Advocacy Day 

Missouri State Information Center

600 West Main, Jefferson City, MO 65101 


Cost - $30.00 per person (includes lunch)

Deadline - Wednesday, February 1, 2023 

Refunds will be issued to anyone who requests to cancel their registration up to February 1, 2023. Any cancellations after February 1, 2023 will not be issued a refund. If MLA cancels the event, refunds will be issued if the event cannot be rescheduled.


9:30 am - 10:00 am - Check in 

10:00 am - 11:30 am - Briefing/Orientation

  • Welcome by 2023 MLA President
  • Introduction of Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft by MLA President, Otter Bowman
  • Welcome by Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft
  • Comments by State Librarian, Robin Westphal
  • Legislative Update by MLA Legislative Advocate, Randy Scherr
  • General Information and Visit Etiquette by MLA Legislative Committee Chair, Cody Croan

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Visits with Legislators 

Don’t forget to set up your appointments with your senators and representatives! If you are not sure who your senator or representative is or if you need to find contact information, use these links:

Missouri Senators –

Missouri Representatives –

For registration assistance, please contact

Contact us:

1190 Meramec Station Road

Suite 207 | Ballwin, MO  63021

+1 (800) 969-6562 ext 4

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