Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
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Friday, September 30 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Now That's What I Call Community!: Professional Development through Local Collaboration

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Everyone loves the camaraderie of a statewide/national conference with its endless learning opportunities and networking events. However, for some a trip to MLA, ACRL, or ALA isn't enough. For others, it can be difficult to find funds and time for an overnight, multi-day conference. This is when a regional library community can be used to supplement learning and networking. The Lake Superior Libraries Symposium is just such a regional group, dedicated to developing the local library community and educational experiences in the Northland. Comprised of library professionals and like-minded allies from diverse roles and types of libraries, the group has hosted small conferences, tours, socials, and unconferences and has learned a lot along the way! Attendees will learn about how a DIY, come-as-you-are community can be a way to further develop skills, relationships, and community. Expect a list of tools to take home.


Adam Brisk, Online Learning and Outreach Librarian, University of Minnesota Duluth

Adam Brisk is a member of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium and a resident of Duluth. He has held technology and library positions at Marshall School, WITC, Grinnell College and UMD. He enjoys hiking, biking, and brewery tours, and is proud supporter of the University of Minnesota... Read More →

Richmond Kinney, Adult & Technical Services Supervisor, Duluth Public Library

Richmond Kinney is a member of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium and lives in Duluth, MN. Currently she is the Adult & Technical Services Supervisor at Duluth Public Library, and has worked at large and small public libraries, an academic library, and an archive. She is particularly... Read More →

Shana Aue, Special Collections and Archives Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Shana Aue is a member of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium and lives in Duluth, MN. She is currently the Special Collections and Archives Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Friday September 30, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Lake Superior Ballroom O