MPLD E-mail List
One of the most valuable and heavily-used resources is our e-mail list for directors, provided by MOREnet. It is a closed list, which means that subscriptions are held until approved by the list moderator. At present, the message archive is available only to list members. To subscribe visit the MPLD Mailing List page and fill out and submit the subscription form. Please type your name and library name in parentheses in the optional name field.
NOTE: List membership is for paid MPLD members only. If you use a private e-mail instead of a work e-mail, we may need to confirm identity before a subscription will be approved.
The general info page for the list including a members-only link to search the archives is at http://lists.more.net/mailman/listinfo/mpld.
Missouri Revised Statutes (Chapter 182, and others)
Links to each public library in Missouri are provided on the Membership page in the MASTER LIST. Links are provided to library policy manuals online if available.
MPLD contracts with a legal firm for advice and opinions regarding laws affecting public libraries in Missouri.
Our primary contact is Adam Sommer <adam @ warrensburglaw.com>. Our contract allows for one free, brief consultation per member library per year. If more advice is needed than is covered by MPLD, the rate is $175 per billable hour.
Full contact info is below:
Missouri Public Library Standards
MPLD has been instrumental in establishing and updating a set of standards for all public libraries in Missouri. Links are provided to the most recent standards and a scoring spreadsheet to use in conjunction with the PDF document.