Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
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Friday, September 30 • 8:50am - 9:50am
Brace Yourself, College is Coming!! Engaging Older Teens through Test Preparation Programming

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Getting high school students into the library is hard. Engaging high school students with library programming is even harder. Learn how two Scott County Librarians tapped into the desire of teens (and their parents!) to do well on the ACT by developing a free 2.5 hour class using ELM's LearningExpress Library and other free resources. What started as a single program during Teen Read in October 2015 expanded into 14 more classes with full or nearly full rosters throughout the school year and following summer. Attendees at this session will come away with the tools to replicate this program in their own libraries.


Lisa Pollard, Youth Services Coordinator, Scott County Library

Lisa Pollard has worked in Youth Services at the Scott County Library for 14 years, since getting her MLIS from St Catherine University in St Paul. She also brings six years of experience wrangling her own teen sons into caring about school and getting ready for college, making her... Read More →

Ally Addison, Youth Services Subject Specialist, Scott County Library

Ally Addison has been library-ing for nine years, focusing on technology and youth services. She received her MLIS from Wayne State University in 2011. She is an alumnus of MILE 2013 cohort. She has been with Scott County Libraries as a youth service subject specialist since 2015... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 8:50am - 9:50am CDT
French River Room 1