Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
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Thursday, September 29 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Rapid Fire Resources: 30 in 60

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Stay up to date and be prepared to find answers for your patrons by learning about reference resources in rapid fire succession.  Our panelists will share resources in a variety of formats and subjects.  Whether you are a public, academic, or special librarian you will be inspired to seek out new resources and partnerships from librarians who get the job done!  This session is sponsored by the Reference and Adult Service Subunit.


Hannah Buckland, Director, Leech Lake Tribal College

Hannah Buckland has worked as the library director at Leech Lake Tribal College since moving to Minnesota in January 2014.  Along with managing a joint-use academic/community library, she serves as a member of the Leech Lake Reservation's Native Community Development Institute team... Read More →

Liz Reppe, State Law Librarian

Liz Reppe is the Minnesota State Law Librarian. She started her career as an academic law librarian and later was a Manager at Thomson West in the Technology Product Development department. Prior to coming to the State Law Library she served as the county law librarian for Washington... Read More →

Stacey Hendren, Branch Manager, Anoka County Library

Stacey Hendren is passionate about life-long learning and how the library can connect our communities.  In Anoka County, she serves on the Older Adults Team and Digital Literacy Team to discover and develop resources and programs.  As a member of MLA Stacey has served as co-chair... Read More →

Jill Smith, Director, Bayport Public Library

Jill Smith is the director of the Bayport Public Library. She has worked in public libraries for over 20 years in many different roles. She completed her MLIS in 2001 at the University of North Texas. In the library world her two favorite things are eBooks and baby storytime.

Mary Healy, Branch Manager, Anoka County Library

Mary Healy was working part-time as a library clerk at the Hopkins Library in 2003 when the sentence, "You'd make a great children's librarian, Mary" encouraged her to take the step of leaving a 9 year career as a naturalist to leap Into the unknown world of library science. After... Read More →

Thursday September 29, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Lake Superior Ballroom O