Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
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Thursday, September 29

7:00am CDT

8:10am CDT

8:50am CDT

ARLD Poster Session Lake Superior Ballroom L MILE 2017: Leading for Life Gooseberry Falls Room 1Jill Smith, Director, Bayport Public Library • Julia Carlis, Youth Programming & Outreach Librarian, Dakota County Library • Karen Pundsack, Executive Director, Great River Regional Library • Marcus Lowry, Teen Librarian, Ramsey County Library • Sarah Hawkins, Resource Librarian, East Central Regional Library • Shelly Grace, Executive Director, SAMMIE • Chris Magnusson, Automation Librarian, Arrowhead Library System Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books: What Makes a Picture Book Distinguished Lake Superior Ballroom OGail Nordstrom, Public Library Consultant, Viking Library System • Heidi Hammond, Associate Professor and SLMS Coordinator, MLIS Program, St. Catherine University Launch a Book Club for Seniors Split Rock Room 2Holly Rakocy, Librarian, Outreach Services, Hennepin County Library • Jan Gugino, Librarian, Hennepin County Library • Sarah Garbis, Services Manager, Hennepin County Library Weeding for Your Health: Kill the Dust Bunnies! French River Room 1Emily Soltis, Librarian, Rochester Community and Technical College • Pam O'Hara, Instructional Librarian, Rochester Community and Technical College Deep Dive Into Digital Content: Minnesota Reflections Primary Source Sets Split Rock Room 1Jennifer Hootman, Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities (DASH) Program Associate, University of Minnesota Libraries • Greta Bahnemann, Metadata Librarian, Minnesota Digital Library, Minitex Sustainable Social Media for Libraries Lake Superior Ballroom MNBecky Rech, Librarian, Hennepin County Library • Ben Brown, IT Specialist, Hennepin County Library • Heather Wambach, Patron Experience Supervisor, Hennepin County Library • Ian Stade, Senior Librarian, Hennepin County Library Being the Voice of an Organization: A New Approach to Advocacy Gooseberry Falls Room 2Sam Walseth, Vice President Capitol Hill Associates, Inc. Moving Forward: A Guide for New Members and First Time Conference Attendees Gooseberry Falls Room 3Deborah Bifulk, Librarian, Dakota County Library • Sara Ring • Jenny McElroy, Reference Specialist, Minnesota Historical Society Two Efforts at Reaching Patrons Experiencing Homelessness St. Louis River RoomChris Ruiz, Associate Librarian, Hennepin County Library • Kyle Orcholski, Librarian, Hennepin County Library

10:00am CDT

10:55am CDT

50 in 60 Book Blast - Fiction Lake Superior Ballroom OJean Silverberg, Librarian, Dakota County Library • Angie Noyes, Library Program Coordinator, Washington County Library • Katie Polley, Librarian, Dakota County Library • Rachel Gray, Information Services Librarian, SELCO Artist Made : Community Engaged French River Room 2Noah Keesecker, Program Director – Artist Development, Springboard for the Arts • Peter Haakon Thompson, Community Development Coordinator, Springboard for the Arts Early Literacy Play Spaces: How to Create and Maintain Opportunities for Playful Learning in Your Library Split Rock Room 1Jane Boss, Librarian, Hennepin County Library • Joyce Linman, Librarian, Hennepin County Library • Tracy Hvezda-Lehtola, Librarian, Hennepin County Library Development of eBook Purchasing Guidelines Gooseberry Falls Room 3Greg Argo, Associate Library Director and Systems Librarian, Concordia University, St. Paul • Meg Manahan, Associate Director for Collection Management and Services, University of St. Thomas • Heather Tompkins Head of Collection Services, St. Catherine University • Rhonda Gilbraith, Associate Director and Collection Development Librarian, Bethel University Coding Camp: Teaching Middle School Students How to Code Python with Minecraft Split Rock Room 2Jessi Schulte, Senior Library Manager, Washington County Library • Natalie Eierman, Librarian, Washington County Library Follow the Storyboard Road Gooseberry Falls Room 1Jon Allen, Youth Services Librarian, Rochester Public Library • Karen Lemke, Head of Marketing and Community Engagement, Rochester Public Library Forming a Partnership Between Community Supporters of Libraries Gooseberry Falls Room 2Judy Schotzko, President, MN Association of Friends • Heidi Hoks, Director, Carver County Libraries • Jim Weygand, Library Board, Carver County Library Community Based Program Design Lake Superior Ballroom MNNina Simon, Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Partnerships to Improve Digital Equity in Tribal Communities St. Louis River RoomHannah Buckland, Director, Leech Lake Tribal College • Jennifer Nelson, Director of State Library Services, Minnesota Department of Education ReThink: Connecting Libraries to Metacognition, Student Learning, and Student Success Lake Superior Ballroom LAmy Riegelman, Social Sciences Librarian, University of Minnesota • Kate Peterson, Undergraduate Services Librarian, University of Minnesota Tax Resources for Minnesota Libraries French River Room 1Emily Kissane, Library Development Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education • Sarah Bjorklund, Outreach Leadworker, Minnesota Department of Revenue - Income Tax & Withholding Division • Chris Anning, Librarian, MN Department of Revenue

12:05pm CDT

1:45pm CDT

Library Legislative Process 101 Gooseberry Falls Room 1Barbara Misselt, Director, East Central Regional Library • Jami Trenam, Associate Director of Collection Development, Great River Regional Library Presidential Panel - One Conference One Book - a Good Time for the Truth Lake Superior Ballroom MNAndrea Jenkins, Author/Contributor, A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota • Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, Author/Contributor, A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota • Shannon Gibney, Author/Contributor, A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota • Sun Yung Shin, Editor, A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota Believe It. Build It. This Book Can Help You Offer Amazing Programs for Youth at Your Library Lake Superior Ballroom LEric Billiet, Expanded Learning Education Specialist, MN Department of Education • Jennifer Verbrugge, Library Program and Partnership Coordinator, State Library Services, MN Department of Education The MYRAs! Kids + Books = Winners! St. Louis River RoomConnie Sterling, Media Specialist, White Bear Lake • Laura Randolph, Librarian, Rochester Public Library Not your 1990 Government Information Anymore!  Evolving Government Website Search Design and Interfaces. French River Room 1Alicia Kubas, Government Publications and Regional Depository Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries • Andrea Stelljes, Librarian, Hennepin County Library • Helen Burke, Service Manager for Information Services & Depository Library Coordinator, Hennepin County Library • Jodi Carlson Grebinoski, Reference and Government Information Librarian, Kathryn A. Martin Library, UMD • Michael Gorman, Reference, Instruction, and Government Documents Librarian, St. Cloud State University Raising Your Library's Profile with Google and Wikipedia Pages Split Rock Room 1Becca Peters, Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian, Metro State University • Christine Larson, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Metro State University • Kristin Hall, Periodicals Specialist, Carleton College Part-time Reference Librarian, Concordia University. Minnesota Association of Library Friends (MALF) Annual Meeting and Idea Exchange Gooseberry Falls Room 2Judy Schotzko, President, MN Association of Friends It's All About Relationships: Build Your Best Diversity Outreach Split Rock Room 2Sara Zettervall, Librarian, Hennepin County Library, Nokomis • Makeda Zulu-Gillespie, Director of Community Outreach, University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Ce • Barb Fabre, Administrator, Child Care & Early Childhood Program, White Earth Reservation • Karen Cadigan, PhD, Screen@3 Director, Bloomington-Richfield Public Schools • Natalie Hart, Librarian, Hennepin County Library, Sumner Pop-up Library Services: Hennepin County Library service to Cedar Riverside Gooseberry Falls Room 3Chip Gehring, Librarian, Hennepin County Library • Kelly Stade, Library Services Manager, Hennepin County Library • Ruqia Abdi, Cultural Liaision, Hennepin County Library Rapid Fire Resources: 30 in 60 Lake Superior Ballroom OHannah Buckland, Director, Leech Lake Tribal College • Liz Reppe, State Law Librarian • Jill Smith, Director, Bayport Public Library • Mary Healy, Branch Manager, Anoka County Library • Stacey Hendren, Branch Manager, Anoka County Library

2:55pm CDT

3:50pm CDT

An Introduction to User Experience Thinking: Across the Library Split Rock Room 1Michael DeNotto, Instructional Services Librarian, St. Mary's University of Minnesota Coach Your Team to Greatness! Lake Superior Ballroom OJenn Straumann, Community Engagement Manager, Anoka County Library • Maggie Snow, Director, Anoka County Library • Stacey Hendren, Branch Manager, Anoka County Library Legislative Insider Report Lake Superior Ballroom MNBarbara Misselt, Director, East Central Regional Library • Jami Trenam, Associate Director of Collection Development, Great River Regional Library Everyone Welcome: Best Practices for Racially Inclusive Storytimes Lake Superior Ballroom LAnna Haase Krueger, Children's Librarian, Ramsey County Library • Tamara Lee, Children's Librarian, Ramsey County Library A New Look for Minnesota Reflections: Enhancing the User Experience St. Louis River RoomJason Roy, Director, Digital Library Services, University of Minnesota Libraries Ignite Session: Learn What's Sparking at Minitex Gooseberry Falls Room 1Nick Banitt, Minitex • Molly Huber, Minitex • Dana Kocienda, Minitex • Agnes Lee, Minitex • Matt Lee, Minitex • Zach Miller, Minitex • Beth Staats, Minitex • Paul Swanson, Minitex Evy Nordley Award for Best Project by Library Friends Groups Gooseberry Falls Room 2 Pause with a Purpose French River Room 1Carla Powers, Manager, Duluth Public Library Accepting Passport Applications: Pros and cons Gooseberry Falls Room 3Marcia Anderson, Director, Grand Rapids Library, • Respresentative, Customer Service Office of the Regional Passport Agency in Minnesota Helping Decipher Doctorspeak: Health Literacy in Your Community Split Rock Room 2Katherine Chew, Associate Librarian & Research/Outreach Services Librarian, UMN Health Sciences Library

5:00pm CDT

6:00pm CDT


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