The Montana State Literacy Association was organized in 1951 to stimulate and coordinate statewide activities for the improvement of literacy at all levels. MSLA was charted by the International Reading Association on April 15, 1970, and initiated the annual state conferences in 1976.
Montana State Literacy Association’s purpose is to:
- encourage the organization and support of local reading councils and special interest councils in their efforts to promote literacy,
- sponsor conferences and meeting designed to promote the improvement of reading and literacy,
- serve, with the Office of Public Instruction, as a clearinghouse for information relating to the improvement of the quality of reading and literacy instruction and materials at all levels,
- coordinate activities and functions with other professional organizations that share the goal of literacy,
- cooperate with the International Reading Association,
- assume leadership in Montana literacy issues.
Benefits of Membership
- Professional growth through association with other committed educators.
- Assistance from well-trained local and state council officers through the annual leadership workshop.
- Information about the international, state, and local programs, events, and services.
- Quality annual reading conference to aid professional growth.
- Classroom grants, graduate scholarship, special awards.