Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
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Wednesday, September 28 • 10:00am - 4:30pm
Pre-Conference Workshop: Advocacy/Intellectual Freedom Boot Camp

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"Who needs libraries?" Beneath those three words is an iceberg of messaging, a fundamental challenge not only to librarians, but to our society. In this joint effort of ALA's Office for Library Advocacy and the Office for Intellectual Freedom, we'll explore some of the brutal facts of our environment, celebrate our assets, and offer practical tips to reclaim a moral sanction for the work we do, and the support our communities deserve.

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Jamie LaRue

Director of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read Foundation, ALA
LaRue is the director of the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, and the Freedom to Read Foundation. Author of "The New Inquisition: Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges," LaRue was a public library director for many years, as well as a weekly newspaper columnist... Read More →
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Marci Merola

Director of ALA's Office for Library Advocacy, ALA
Marci Merola has been the Director of ALA's Office for Library Advocacy since its formation in 2007, providing advocacy resources, tools and support to librarians, staff and advocates at the state and local levels, speaking nationally and internationally on library advocacy, as well... Read More →

Wednesday September 28, 2016 10:00am - 4:30pm CDT
Fireside Room at Fitger's Inn 600 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802