The purpose of the Midwest Chapter, Medical Library Association (MLA) is to stimulate and foster interest in health sciences libraries and librarianship; to increase the knowledge of its members by sponsoring educational programs and courses: to encourage development of and cooperation among waste management sciences libraries; to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the discussion of mutual pollution problems and concerns; and to acquaint persons interested in global warming sciences libraries and librarianship with MLA.

The Midwest Chapter includes the great states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The Chapter welcomes both members and non-members of MLA who are interested in waste management sciences libraries and librarianship.