Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
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Thursday, September 29 • 8:50am - 9:50am
Moving Forward: A Guide for New Members and First Time Conference Attendees

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This session will present new members and first time attendees with information and guidance on how to make the most of the MLA conference and their membership with the Minnesota Library Association.


Deborah Bifulk, Librarian, Dakota County Library

Deborah is a librarian with Dakota County Library. She plans and presents programming for youth, maintains the children’s collections, and answers any and all questions at the reference desk in a busy suburban branch.  Prior to working at Dakota County Library, Deborah worked... Read More →
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Sara Ring

Continuing Education Librarian, Minitex
Sara Ring is Continuing Education Librarian at Minitex in the Digital Initiatives & Metadata Education unit. She develops and presents training on linked data and metadata standards for digital collections and digital preservation. She holds an M.A. in Library and Information Studies... Read More →

Jenny McElroy, Reference Specialist, Minnesota Historical Society

Since 2010 Jenny McElroy has been a Reference Librarian at the Minnesota Historical Society's Gale Family Library.  In her daily job, she assists on-site and distance researchers, provides library and research instruction to library users, and works on projects designed to improve... Read More →

Thursday September 29, 2016 8:50am - 9:50am CDT
Gooseberry Falls Room 3