Michigan Authors and Illustrators (MIAI) is a database of information on authors and illustrators born in Michigan, who live in Michigan, or who have written books about or set in Michigan. Each entry includes biographical information, lists of works by the person and lists of works about the person. More complete information is available for those authors and illustrators who provide information to us. The database is a collaboration of the Michigan Association of Media in Education (MAME), the Library of Michigan (LM) and the Michigan Center for the Book (MCFB).
Authors and illustrators are eligible for inclusion in Michigan Authors and Illustrators if they are born in Michigan, live or have lived in Michigan or have works about or set in Michigan. To provide information about an author, please use the Submit Entry Link. Submission does not guarantee inclusion.
Staff:Editorial Staff: Michigan Association of Media in Education members
Database Administration Staff: Library of Michigan staff
Citing Information from the Michigan Authors and Illustrators database:
The following examples are the recommended citations for material from Michigan Authors and Illustrators:
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Author or editor. "Article title." Database title. Date of article update. Responsible parties, i.e. publisher.
Date accessed by user. Web address.
Anonymous. "Doug Allyn." Michigan Authors and Illustrators. 2002. Michigan Association of Media in Education and Library of Michigan. 1 Oct. 2011. http://libraryofmichigan.state.mi.us/Authors/
American Psychological Association (PLA)
Author or editor. Article name. (Date of article update) Database name. Responsible organizations, i.e. publisher. Retrieved date by user from web address.
Anonymous. Doug Allyn. (2002). Michigan Authors and Illustrators. Michigan Association of Media in Education and Library of Michigan. Retrieved October 1, 2011 from http://libraryofmichigan.state.mi.us/Authors/
Michigan Association of Media in Education
The Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) is the professional organization for library media personnel in Michigan. The Michigan Authors and Illustrators database is the fourth work by MAME's members. Previous works include the first three editions of Michigan Authors (1960, 1980, and 1993) and Michigan Poets, 1964.
Michigan Center for the Book
The Michigan Center for the Book is a program of the Library of Michigan and its affiliates. It was formally chartered in 1986 as the Michigan affiliate of the National Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. The Michigan Center seeks to further in Michigan the National Center for the Book's goal of promoting books, reading, libraries and literacy.
Our goal is to promote an awareness of books, reading, literacy, authors and Michigan’s rich literary heritage. The Michigan Center for the Book draws from the Library of Michigan and its affiliate institutions to encourage and produce programs and resources throughout the state that promote books, reading, authors and libraries.
The Michigan Association of Media in Education, the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Center for the Book would like to thank the individuals, librarians and libraries that have helped make this project succeed.
Special thanks to the original database team: Judy Evers, Della Wilder, Pat Charlton, and Marie Charnley as well as Kathy Braund, Linda Damstra, Dee Gwaltney, Melissa Payne, Pat Pochert, Susan Thornton, Barbara Wallace, Melissa White, Marcia Bigger, Marla Comtois, Marilyn Ludgin, Judy Moon, Monica Rodman, Jan Roys, Susan Thornton, Mary Whitman, Annie Brewer, David McConnell, Orin Evers, and Stephanie Evers.