Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
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Friday, September 30 • 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Diversity! Move Your Collection Forward

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Building on the popular Diversity! readers' advisory sessions at the past two annual conferences, this year we are back and better than ever. Push the boundaries of your collection with edgy new materials for teens and adults. Our Diversity & Outreach Round Table (DORT) member panelists will deliver recommendations with energy and wit, covering race, gender, economic diversity, and more. This session is not to be missed! 


Sara Zettervall, Librarian, Hennepin County Library, Nokomis

Sara Zettervall is the Adult Services Librarian at Hennepin County Library's Nokomis branch in South Minneapolis. She has been with HCL for two years and for most of that time split her position between Nokomis and Community Connections, a division that supports community engagement... Read More →


Kathryn Pierce, Branch Librarian, ECRL, Aitkin Library

Kathryn (Katie) Pierce is a public librarian with the East Central Regional Library system. She currently serves as the branch librarian for the Aitkin Public Library in north-central Minnesota, where she enjoys living in proximity to many beautiful lakes. Katie earned her Master... Read More →

Emilie Hanson, Science House Librarian, Science Museum of Minnesota

Emilie Hanson is the librarian of Science House at the Science Museum of Minnesota, a resource center for educators which increases awareness, access, and equity for MN students. An MLIS graduate from Saint Catherine University, published poet, and meticulous editor with over ten... Read More →

Heather Fisch, Associate Librarian, Hennepin County Library, Outreach Services

Heather Fisch is an Associate Librarian in Outreach Services at Hennepin County Library. In the spirit of Outreach's mission "to bring the library to anyone facing barriers" she provides library services to residents of the Hennepin County Adult Corrections Facility, senior housing... Read More →

Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, Librarian, Author, and Storyteller

Phuoc Thi Minh Tran is the first Vietnamese librarian in Minnesota, a storyteller, and a published author. She has shared her experiences and knowledge of Vietnamese culture at various cultural events, storytelling programs, conferences, libraries, universities, colleges, and schools... Read More →

Stacy Lienemann, Director, Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System

Stacy Lienemann is the Director of Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System, a 9-library mini-system which functions as a quasi-governmental unit, where she works with exceptional staff dedicated to improving library service to their patrons. She lives in Mankato with her husband and... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 3:50pm - 4:50pm CDT
Gooseberry Falls Room 1