Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
Thursday, September 29 • 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Everyone Welcome: Best Practices for Racially Inclusive Storytimes

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Pick up practical tips, resources, and advice on how to make your storytimes racially inclusive. Presenters Anna Haase Krueger and Tamara Lee will share expertise on making racial diversity an intentional part of storytime planning, regardless of whether you serve a diverse community. If you would like to create more inclusive everyday storytimes, but aren't sure how to go about it, this is the session for you. We'll arm you with some do's and don'ts, booklists and suggested themes, and some strategies for success. We'll also take time to hear what you're already doing to create racially inclusive storytimes. This session is suited for library staff at any level who plan and lead storytime.


Anna Haase Krueger, Children's Librarian, Ramsey County Library

Anna Haase Krueger reviews for School Library Journal, forces houseguests to listen to picture books, and spends way too much time making jokes on the internet. You can find her on Twitter @opinionsbyanna and at www.futurelibrariansuperhero.com

Tamara Lee, Children's Librarian, Ramsey County Library

Tamara Lee is the children’s librarian for the New Brighton branch of the Ramsey County Library (MN) and has been working in the field since 2008. Tamara is an ALA Spectrum scholar (‘06) and is passionate about racial equity in the field of librarianship, early literacy and diversity... Read More →

Thursday September 29, 2016 3:50pm - 4:50pm CDT
Lake Superior Ballroom L