Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
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Thursday, September 29 • 10:55am - 11:55am
Forming a Partnership Between Community Supporters of Libraries

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Along with professional library staff there are three other groups made up of citizens who enjoy and appreciate their libraries. The groups: Friends of the Libraries, Library Foundations, and Library Trustees or Library Boards, each work to support their libraries, but usually have different functions and work separately rather than partnering. This session will discuss how these three types of organizations work together to better serve their communities and their libraries. This is a joint effort of MALF and MLTA.


Judy Schotzko, President, MN Association of Friends

Judy is a retired attorney and RN. She has represented the Wabasha City Library on the SELCO board for over 8 years and has been a board member of the Minnsota Association of Friends (MALF) for 7 years. She currently serves as the president of MALF. Judy also maintains her RN license... Read More →

Heidi Hoks, Director, Carver County Libraries

Heidi Hoks has been the director of Carver County Libraries for the past two years. Previously, she served as the branch manager of the three Western libraries in Carver County Library for seven years. Prior to coming to Carver County, Hoks was the Youth Services Coordinator at Great... Read More →

Jim Weygand, Library Board, Carver County Library

Jim served 12 years on the Carver Council, ten as Mayor from 2001 to 2011, and has been serving on the Park and Recreation Commission for the last couple of years. Currently he is in the ninth year on the County Library Board, Vice President of the The Community Foundation of Carver... Read More →

Thursday September 29, 2016 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
Gooseberry Falls Room 2