Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
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Friday, September 30

7:00am CDT

8:10am CDT

8:50am CDT

State Library Services On-Demand! St. Louis River RoomCatherine Durivage, Braille & Talking Book Library Supervisor, MN Department of Education • Emily Kissane, Library Development Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education • Jacqueline Blagsvedt, Youth Literacy and Library Program Specialist, MN Department of Education • Jennifer Nelson, Director of State Library Services, Minnesota Department of Education • Jennifer Verbrugge, Library Program and Partnership Coordinator, State Library Services, MN Department of Education • Joe Manion, Library Development Specialist, MN Department of Education Library Resources for those Serving Asian Communities Across Minnesota Gooseberry Falls Room 1Mark Pfeifer, PhD, Hmong Cultural Center • Cecelia Hsu, Associate Librarian, Hennepin County Library • Kay Yang-Cha, Librarian, Hennepin County Library • Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, Librarian, Author, and Storyteller Begin Your Love Affair with Data: Evaluating Programs = Finding Success Lake Superior Ballroom MNJennifer Verbrugge, Library Program and Partnership Coordinator, State Library Services, MN Department of Education • Eric Billiet, Expanded Learning Education Specialist, MN Department of Education Brace Yourself, College is Coming!! Engaging Older Teens through Test Preparation Programming French River Room 1Ally Addison, Youth Services Subject Specialist, Scott County Library • Lisa Pollard, Youth Services Coordinator, Scott County Library A Conversation about Collections Gooseberry Falls Room 3Jessica Zillhart, Selection Librarian, Anoka County Library • Katy Schulz, Materials Selection Librarian, Saint Paul Public Library Deep Roots and New Growth: A Minitex Digital Initatives & Cataloging Update Split Rock Room 1Jolie Graybill, Assistant Director for Digital Initiatives & Metadata Eduction, Minitex • Lizzy Baus, Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian, Minitex • Greta Bahnemann, Metadata Librarian, Minnesota Digital Library, Minitex • Carla Urban, Digital Exhibit Outreach Coordinator, Minitex/MDL • Molly Huber, Outreach Coordinator, Mintex/MDL • Sara Ring What's New in Interlibrary Loan -- Trends, MnLINK Discovery and more Lake Superior Ballroom LCarol Nelson, Resource Sharing Manager, Minitex • Nick Banitt, Resource Sharing Manager, Minitex Beyond the Reading Room: Engaging Archives Users through Social Media Gooseberry Falls Room 2Jamie Hoehn, Assistant Archivist, Migration and Social Services Collections, University of Minnesota • Jennifer Rian, Reference Librarian, Gale Family Library, Minnesota Historical Society eGovernment: Assisting Library Patrons in a Paperless Landscape Split Rock Room 2Jenn Straumann, Community Engagement Manager, Anoka County Library • Maureen Gormley, Digital Services Manager, Dakota County Library Transforming Lives: Addressing the Diverse Needs of Our Communities Lake Superior Ballroom OMeg Robertson, Manager, Ramsey County Library - New Brighton • Carrie Watts, Assistant Manager Roseville, Ramsey County Library • Peter Hedberg, Maplewood Circulation Supervisor, Ramsey County Library

10:00am CDT

10:55am CDT

Marketing Magic: Top Tips and Tricks for Marketing Your Library Gooseberry Falls Room 1Jennifer Harveland, Communication Specialist, SELCO (Southeast Libraries Cooperating) • Karen Lemke, Head of Marketing and Community Engagement, Rochester Public Library State Library Services: Moving Ahead to 2022 French River Room 1Jennifer Nelson, Director of State Library Services, Minnesota Department of Education 50 in 60 Book Blast - Nonfiction Lake Superior Ballroom OLaurel Bradshaw, Librarian, Carver County Library • Donovan Lambright, Automation Librarian, SELCO • Rachel Gray, Information Services Librarian, SELCO Passive Program Power! Split Rock Room 2Marge Loch-Wouters, Children's Librarian, retired and Consultant, La Crescent, MN • Kelsey Johnson-Kaiser, Youth Services Manager, George Latimer Central Library, St. Paul Library Linked Data for the Uninitiated Gooseberry Falls Room 2Lizzy Baus, Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian, Minitex • Sara Ring BiblioTech – Bringing the Library to the Public Lake Superior Ballroom MNLaura Cole, Administrator, BiblioTech State Public Library Funding: Fun & Facts Lake Superior Ballroom LKen Behringer, Executive Director, Metropolitan Library Service Agency • Karen Pundsack, Executive Director, Great River Regional Library • Kathleen James, Youth Services & Project Manager, MELSA • Peg Werner, Director, Viking Library System Diversity Salons: A Safe Place to Engage in Challenging Conversations Gooseberry Falls Room 3Lara Friedman-Shedlov, Description and Access Archivist, University of Minnesota Libraries • Scott Marsalis, Social Sciences Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries • Todd Fenton, External Services Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries Integrating Data Literacy and Management into the Liberal Arts Curriculum Split Rock Room 1Aaron Albertson, Instruction & Research Librarian - Social Sciences, Macalester College • Ron Joslin, Instruction & Research Librarian - Sciences, Macalester College Vocal Lessons 101 for Librarians St. Louis River RoomMonica Stratton, Branch Manager & Children's Coordinator, Ramsey County Library

12:05pm CDT

1:45pm CDT

Divine Secrets of the Library Sisterhood: In-State Sister Libraries and Why They Matter Split Rock Room 1April Ritchie, Adult Services Coordinator, Kenton County Public Library Learn, Lead, Repeat: Professional Development for the Long haul Gooseberry Falls Room 1MLA Continuing Education Committee • Nicole Miller, Director, Gilbert Public Library LSTA Grantee Panel: Meeting Emerging Community Needs through LSTA Gooseberry Falls Room 2Kelly Stade, Library Services Manager, Hennepin County Library • Mary Lukkarila, Director, Cloquet Public Library • Paul Ericsson, Branch Manager, Carver County Library More with Less: Project Management for Beginners Lake Superior Ballroom LKelly McBride, Director, Osceola Public Library • Anthony Molaro, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University Now That's What I Call Community!: Professional Development through Local Collaboration Lake Superior Ballroom OAdam Brisk, Online Learning and Outreach Librarian, University of Minnesota Duluth • Richmond Kinney, Adult & Technical Services Supervisor, Duluth Public Library • Shana Aue, Special Collections and Archives Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Superior ConnectED Library Challenge in Minnesota Split Rock Room 2Katherine Debertin, Youth Programs and Services Manager, Hennepin County Library • Marcus Lowry, Teen Librarian, Ramsey County Library • Marika Staloch, Youth Services Coordinator, Saint Paul Public Library What Do They Really Need? Polling Twin City Residents on Digital Access Issues Gooseberry Falls Room 3Ken Behringer, Executive Director, Metropolitan Library Service Agency • Erin Caldwell, Senior Research Associate, National Research Center, Inc. • Jacob Grussing, Director, Scott County Library • Maggie Snow, Director, Anoka County Library CANCELLED - Digital Literacy Requires Life Long Learning Lake Superior Ballroom MNBobbi Newman, Librarian, Writer, Consultant, Library Advocate, and International Speaker Developing Financially Capable Adults and Youth @ The Library French River Room 1Becky Hagen Jokela, Extension Educator, University of MN Extension • Lori Hendrickson, Extension Educator, University of MN Extension Moving On: Lessons Learned from an Information Literacy Instruction Assessment Project St. Louis River RoomSue Gray, Reference and Circulation Librarian, St. Catherine University Minneapolis Campus Library • Anne Beschnett, Research and Instruction Librarian, St. Catherine University

2:55pm CDT

3:50pm CDT

How to Learn To Stop Worrying And Love Mindfulness: Wellness in the Workplace Split Rock Room 2Katherine Chew, Associate Librarian & Research/Outreach Services Librarian, UMN Health Sciences Library • Julie Rashid, Manager, Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Unit, University of Minnesota Looking Back to Move Forward: 'What I Wish I Had Learned in Library School' Lake Superior Ballroom MNMary Healy, Branch Manager, Anoka County Library • Jill Smith, Director, Bayport Public Library • Matt Youngbauer, Library Associate, Anoka County Library • Reagen Thalacker, Regional Librarian, SELCO The Night Library: Providing Outreach through a Massive Interactive Art Installation French River Room 1Amy McNally, Library Services Manager, Hennepin County Library • Elizabeth Hilber, Associate Librarian, Hennepin County Library The Kids Don't Make the Choice: Supporting Schools without Libraries St. Louis River RoomAnna Sheppard, Librarian, Hennepin County Library An Urban Public Library Analysis: Diversity in Young Adult Collections Gooseberry Falls Room 2Antonio Backman, MLIS Student, St. Catherine University • Chayse Sundt, MLIS Student, St.Catherine University • Sarah Park Dahlen, Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University Diversity! Move Your Collection Forward Gooseberry Falls Room 1Sara Zettervall, Librarian, Hennepin County Library, Nokomis • Kathryn Pierce, Branch Librarian, ECRL, Aitkin Library • Emilie Hanson, Science House Librarian, Science Museum of Minnesota • Heather Fisch, Associate Librarian, Hennepin County Library, Outreach Services • Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, Librarian, Author, and Storyteller • Stacy Lienemann, Director, Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System Do More with Less: Getting Started with Your Digital Asset Management Initiative Split Rock Room 1Heidi Johnson, Librarian, College of St. Scholastica Library • Kevin McGrew, Director, College of St. Scholastica Library • Linda Richter, Innovation Coordinator, PALS • Alex Kent, Digital Initiatives Librarian, PALS Always Be Closing: Providing Effective Customer Service in Libraries Lake Superior Ballroom OJake Fejedelem, Technology Librarian, Austin Public Library Big Questions: Creating and Sustaining a Library Discussion Series Gooseberry Falls Room 3LeAnn Dean, Library Director, Briggs Library, University of Minnesota Morris • Peter Bremer, Reference Coordinator, Briggs Library, University of Minnesota Morris I Don't Want to Adult Today: Children's Programs for Adults Lake Superior Ballroom LIngvild Herfindahl, Director, Dodge Center Public Library • Samantha TerBeest, Adult Services Librarian, Winona Public Library

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