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Mission and Purpose

Making Arkansas Libraries Accessible (MArLA), an Arkansas Library Association community of interest, provides programming and resources that empower and encourage libraries to create spaces, programs, and content accessible to all users. We take a broad view of accessibility that encompasses the principles of universal design, a process encouraging the design of services, products, and spaces to enhance inclusion and usability to people with the widest range of abilities, ages, and other factors.

Current Officers


Jessica Riedmueller
User Experience and Assessment Librarian
University of Central Arkansas

Vice Chair

Dr. Amanda Moore
Assistant Director & Graduate & Professional School Connections Coordinator
Hendrix College


Chrissy Karafit
Faculty Librarian
University of Central Arkansas