Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.

Thank you to the 2016 MLA Conference Sponsors!
(as of September 7, 2016)



An Information and Resource Sharing Program of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota Libraries.




MALF connects Friends of Library organizations, provides valuable resources to support their work, and is a strong voice for Friends of Library groups and libraries throughout Minnesota.



State Library Services provides leadership to Minnesota's libraries. Staff members are consultants who help libraries plan, develop and implement high-quality services that address community needs. State Library Services administers federal grant, state aid, and state grant programs that benefit all types of libraries.



Minnesota's 7 multicounty multitype library systems help libraries do together what they cannot do alone.

The Multitypes, along with University of Minnesota Duluth Kathryn A. Martin Library are sponsoring a social event at Glensheen Mansion on Sept 29 from 7:00-9:00pm. 



The Kathryn A. Martin Library's mission is to enhance learning and research by providing information resources and services, up-to-date technologies, and knowledgeable staff in a welcoming environment.

The University of Minnesota Duluth Kathryn A. Martin Library, along with the Multitypes are sponsoring a social event at Glensheen Mansion on Sept 29 from 7:00-9:00pm. 




The Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators (CRPLSA) represents the library systems that blanket Minnesota with a mission to coordinate and improve library services.  With over 50 years of successful experience, the regional library systems share traditional materials, manage statewide technology networks for accessing electronic information, and promote life-long learning to benefit libraries and their customers.





Special thank you to How Sweet It Is! Cakes for donating the 125th Anniversary Celebration Cake!

Thank You to the 2016 MLA Conference Exhibitors!
(as of September 21, 2016)

Baker & Taylor, Inc. - Booth 19
2550 W. Tyvola Road, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28217 • www.btol.com
Jennifer Rose • 704-998-3231 • Jennifer.Rose@baker-taylor.com

Baker & Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products. The company leverages its worldwide distribution network to deliver content in multiple formats. Baker & Taylor offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.

Bentz Thompson Rietow Architects - Booth 35

801 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402 • www.btr-architects.com
Ann Voda, Randy Moe, Jessica Kraft and Dillon Larsen • 612-332-1234 • annv@btr-architects.com

Bentz/Thompson/Rietow Architects provides analysis, planning, and design assistance to libraries across Minnesota. Together, we develop great ideas for buildings, spaces, and furnishings to support your service to your customers, institutions, and communities. We'd like to help!

BiblioLabs - Booth 24
100 Calhoun Street, Suite 200, Charleston, SC 29401 • www.biblioboard.com
Mitchell Davis • 203-545-6101 • davism@bibliolabs.com

BiblioLabs, LLC is a hybrid software-media company dedicated to keeping libraries at the forefront of their communities in an increasingly digital age. BiblioLabs offers patrons unlimited, multi-user access through BiblioBoard, the PatronsFirst digital library, and provides tools that empower libraries to thrive as influential centers for creative community engagement.

Bibliotheca - Booth 26

6241 Rosewood Court, Mission, KS 66205 • www.bibliotheca.com
Lucille Windsor • 913-265-7749 • l.windsor@bibliotheca.com

Bibliotheca is dedicated to the development of solutions that help sustain and grow libraries around the world. Our products are designed to provide a welcoming, intuitive and seamless environment for those that use the library wherever they chose to use it - be that at home, on the move or within the foundation of the library itself.

Brainfuse - Booth 22

271 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016 • www.brainfuse.com
Diane Weltzer • 866.272.4638 • dweltzer@brainfuse.com

Brainfuse, America's premier online tutoring and job coaching service, provides patrons of all ages live tutoring, writing lab support, test prep, and career/resume assistance. Learn more @ brainfuse.com.

Britannica Digital Learning - Booth 16
331 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60614 • www.britannicalearn.com
Mabel Mannion • 312-347-7000 • kschultz@eb.com

Britannica Digital Learning, a division of Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., develops high-quality, online information resources and supplemental curriculum products to prepare K-12 students for the world they’ll shape. Recognized as the ultimate reliable source for fast facts or deep research, Britannica’s resources are accessible from any device anytime and anywhere learning takes us.

Brodart - Booth 23
500 Arch Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 • www.brodart.com
Michael Davis • 570-326-2461, Ext. 6170 • exhibits@brodart.com

Since 1939 Brodart has been perfecting the product and service mix to provide solutions for the ever-changing needs of libraries and institutions. From the inception our legacy Book Jacket Cover grew a robust and multifaceted business with product and service offerings in the area of Books, Supplies and Furniture.

Clear Image Solutions, LLC - Booth 27
5439 Oakwood Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54482 • www.stimaging.com
Neil Milkowski • 715-570-5117 • clearimage@g2a.net

Visit Neil to see the World’s best-selling, ALL NEW ST ViewScan III Digital Microform Scanning System featuring an exclusive 14 MegaPixel COLOR camera. Scan your microfilm and 35mm Kodak color slides with one system!!!

CoLibri Systems North America, Inc - Booth 20
925 Vista Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 • www.colibriusa.com
Tom Rankin • 608-769-9425 • trankin@colibriusa.com

CoLibri Systems North America, a worldwide leader in book covering systems, provides an innovative way to protect your books and archival documents as fast as 20 seconds. Our automatic covering system is capable of doubling book life, uses eco-friendly, 100% recyclable covers, and works with no tape, no glue, no scissors, no mess.

EBSCO Information Services - Booth 15
10 Estes Street, Ipswich, MA 01938 • www.EBSCO.com
800-653-2726 • egold@ebsco.com

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) offers premium content through databases, journals and agazines, e-books and more, including subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, and online access to 800,000+ e-books. EBSCO provides a versatile discovery tool for searching across all library resources and EBSCO’s content and feature-rich technology platforms serve the needs of researchers at all levels.

ELM USA *Pay As You Go* Disc Repair - Booth 34
1611 Barclay Blvd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 • www.elm-usa.com
847-243-4150 • mrozner@elm-usa.com

AFFORDABLE *PAY PER DISC REPAIR* IS HERE! FREE Machine. FREE Ongoing Supplies. LIFETIME Warranty. ONLY 25¢ Per Repair! *PAY PER DISC* Is Available For ALL of our ECO Models, Including our 50 Disc ECO Master. ELM Japan Is the Manufacturer and Designer of All ECO Brand Disc Repair Systems for CD, DVD, and Game and Blu-ray Discs. ELM USA Gives You A Choice . . . Get The Service, Support & Pricing You Deserve. Factory Trained Specialists To Serve You Better.

G.L. Berg Entertainment, Performing Artists and Speakers - Booth 25
825 Nicollet Mall, Suite 801, Minneapolis, MN 55402 • www.glberg.com
Ryan Meints • 888-654-6901 Ext. 2 • ryan@glberg.com

G.L. Berg provides entertainers for all types of events throughout the United States.  We focus on providing professional talent that will truly work for your unique event, your audience, your space, and your budget. In addition to performances, many of our artists offer unique outreach opportunities for arts learning experiences for any age group.  Learn more about how G.L. Berg can assist in your programming series (Summer Reading Programs, Legacy-Sponsored Events, and others) by visiting us in the exhibit hall.

Gimlet - Booth 37
4917 Nicollet Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55419 • https://gimlet.us/
Eric Larson and Nathan Vack • 608-535-9808 • support@gimlet.us

Gimlet is the best public service assessment tool. Our painless data entry system leaves your librarians free to help patrons while recording statistics. Our knowledge-base keeps track of detailed reference interactions. Our reporting tools let you see your activity and tell the story of service at your library.

Hiller Commercial Floors - Booth 30
2909 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904 • www.hillercarpet.com/commercial
Dave Bahr • 888-724-1766 • dbahr@hillercarpet.com

We furnish and install commercial flooring products throughout Minnesota. We specialize in libraries and have completed nearly 100 over the last 10 years. We move the book stacks and handle all the installation with no down time for the library.

Historical Experiences, Inc. - Booth 18
20150  589th Avenue, Mankato, MN 56001 • www.historicalexperiences.org
Arn Kind, Meg Kind, Clara Smith and Bill Smith • 507-381-0898 • arnkind@historicalexperiences.org

We make HISTORY fun and exciting for all ages because we make it real! Costumed interpreters bring to life different eras of state, national, and world history. We offer hands-on interactive programs on a variety of exciting topics to best fit your needs. See what we have to offer at historicalexperiences.org

Ingram Content Group - Booth 38
One Ingram Blvd., LaVergne, TN 37086 • www.ingramcontent.com
Brette Dorris • 615-213-5603 • stephanie.lund@ingramcontent.com

Ingram Library Services delivers innovative systems, expertise, and precise assistance in developing and maintaining your library's collection. Ingram helps librarians through our vast title selection, easy-to-use search and ordering tools, collection analytics, and customized cataloguing and processing. We offer expert collection development services from MLS-degreed librarians who use Ingram's inventory of content to help position your library for the future. We know librarians are busy, and Ingram is here to make sure you spend less time at your desk and more time with your community.

LEGO Education - Booth 40
501 Boylston Street, Suite 4103, Boston, MA 02116 • www.legoeducation.com
Kathy Grotta • 952-250-4066 • kathy.grotta@lego.com

LEGO® Education combines the unique excitement of LEGO bricks with hands-on classroom solutions for science, technology, engineering, math, and literacy. Learn how our products can bring innovation to your classroom. 

Llewellyn Worldwide - Booth 10
2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125 • www.llewellyn.com
Katie Kane and Katie Mickschl • 800-843-6666, Ext. 8428 • maryr@llewellyn.com

The Oldest Metaphysical Publisher in the United States with lines in selp-help, tarot/divination. Midnight Ink, fiction mystery imprint.

LSE Architects - Booth 21
100 Portland Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55401 • lse-architects.com
Mohammed Lawal and Jennifer Anderson-Tuttle • 612-343-1010 • mlawal@lse-architects.com and Jtuttle@lse-architects.com

Architectural Design

Mid-America Business Systems - Booth 32
2500 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 • www.mid-america.com
Al Slayton, Phil Schneider and Kathleen Novotny • 612-378-3800 • aslayton@mid-america.com

Mid-America Business Systems provides and support many library products including: microfilm scanner-printers, book scanners, document scanners, microfilm cabinets, static and movable shelving.  We are featuring the ScanPro 3000 Digital Microfilm system. Mid-America also provides book and newspaper conversion services with hosted or on-premises word search retrieval from Digital Reel.

Minitex - University of Minnesota - Booth 3
222 - 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455 • www.minitex.umn.edu
612-625-9527 • t-pete@umn.edu

Library Service and Cooperative Purchasing

Minnesota Historical Society Press - Booth 12

345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul, MN 55102 • www.mnhspress.org
Jerry Bilek • 651-259-3202 • jerry.bilek@mnhs.org


Minnesota Library Association, Membership Information - Booth 2
400 South 4th Street, Suite 754E, Minneapolis, MN 55415 • www.mnlibraryassociation.org
Membership Committee Volunteers • 612-294-6549 • mla@management-hq.com

The Minnesota Library Association (MLA) is an association of library supporters, representing all types of libraries by helping them accomplish together what none can do alone.

MLA serves the interests of its members by facilitating educational opportunities, supporting strong ethical standards, providing legislative assistance, and fostering connections between the library community and various constituencies. MLA offers year round opportunities for connection among library supporters and associates.

MN Field Trip & Activity Library - Booth 13

8014 Highway 55, #130, Minneapolis, MN 55427 • www.mnfieldtriplibrary.org
Mark Peterson and Jack Pearson • 612-518-8353 • mark@mnfieldtriplibrary.org

Free resource of performers & entertainers for library programs.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR) - Booth 5

Hardin Library, 600 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA 52242-1098 • www.nnlm.gov/gmr
Elizabeth Kiscaden • 319-335-9871 • elizabeth-kiscaden@uiowa.edu

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides free authoritative information for health professionals, researchers, clinicians, and for patients and families. Discover tips on searching PubMed/MEDLINE, explore databases on drugs, environmental health, toxic releases, and genetics. Stop by the booth for training and visit us online at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov.

PALS, A Program of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities - Booth 4
Minnesota State University, Mankato, 3022 Memorial Library, Mankato, MN 56001 • www.mnpals.org
Stephen Elfstrand and Alex Kent • 507-389-2000 • alexander.kent@mnsu.edu

PALS provides library technology products and support to over 60 libraries throughout the state of Minnesota. We focus on the technology so libraries can focus on their patrons. Stop by to see our digital asset management and institutional repository services using Islandora.

Playaway Pre-Loaded Products by Findaway - Booth 17
31999 Aurora Road, Solon, OH 44139 • https://shop.playaway.com/
Peter Wuerl • 877-893-0808 • pwuerl@findaway.com

Playaway products provide content from audio, to video, to apps for all ages for use in circulation environments from libraries, schools, and military installations.

Recorded Books - Booth 14
270 Skipjack Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 • www.recordedbooks.com
Paul Gillespie and Brad Gray • 410-535-5590 • pgillespie@recordedbooks.com

Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital media to the library market. The company owns an exclusive catalog of more than 27,000 audiobook titles and also provides digital audiobooks and eBooks, as well as other compelling third-party content, including digital magazines, comics and films.

SirsiDynix - Booth 28
3300 North Ashton Boulevard, Ste. 500, Lehi, UT 84043 • www.sirsidynix.com
Adam Johnson and Jim Schwieters • 801-223-5928 • adam.johnson@sirsidynix.com

At SirsiDynix, we are committed to our library customers and the communities they serve. Together with libraries, we help communities thrive by connecting people with library resources that educate and inspire. Our commitment extends beyond our Library Services Platform, it means genuine service, to our libraries and to the industry.

St. Catherine University - Booth 1
2004 Randolph Avenue, #4027 Graduate Admissions, St. Paul, MN 55105 • www.stkate.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/academic-programs/mlis
Kristina Sande • 651-690-6933 • graduate_study@stkate.edu

St. Kate's MLIS program educates students for careers and leadership roles in the library and information professions.

Tech Logic Corporation - Booth 39
835 Hale Avenue N., Oakdale, MN 55128 • www.tech-logic.com
Mark Sporle • 651-747-0492 • jevans@tech-logic.com

Tech Logic focuses exclusively on serving libraries.As a caring industry pioneer, we serve all patrons and staff by offering the most innovative and reliable solutions for your library.Our truly American designed and manufactured products transform the tedium associated with:

  • Material handling & automation,
  • Patron self-service,
  • Security systems,
  • Education technology,
  • Mobile device management, etc.
Tech Logic delivers streamlined, cost-effective and people centric patented products and processes enhancing the user experience for all members of your community. 

The Deep North - Booth 7

406 Highway 23 South, Sandstone, MN 55072 • www.deepnorthmn.com
Fred Keller and Melissa Polster • 320-245-6799 • fkeller@scicable.net

The Deep North weaves passion for Minnesota history and story into original songs. Using traditional American and British Isles music, They offer themed or variety shows on Voyageurs, lumberjacks, Native American and Metis themes, Civil War, settlers, and Prohibition to name the most popular. Audiences participate and dance at their shows!

The Speech Gurus LLC - Booth 29
8484 Cortland Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 • www.thespeechgurus.com
Tim Dallmann and Jon Swenson Tellekson • 888-641-6776 • tim@thespeechgurus.com

The Speech Gurus specialize in sales and training of Dragon Speech Recognition software and accessories and Kurzweil 1000 literacy software that makes printed or electronic text accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired.  They also help put together ADA compliant computer workstations.

Today's Business Solutions - Booth 31
7820 S Quincy Street, Willowbrook, IL 60527 • www.singlecard.com
James Farrell and Vivienne Porter • 630-685-3067 • tradeshows@singlecard.com

TBS offers high-tech library solutions that enhance the patron experience including computer reservation, mobile printing, print management, scanning solutions and secure account based payment methods including Patron Web Portal for all Printing, Computer Management, Fees/Fines Payment with Secure PCI Compliant Credit/Debit Card solutions.

Ulness Book Services - Booths 8-9
PO Box 130083, St. Paul, MN 55113 • www.lernerbooks.com, www.rosenpublishing.com, http://jappleseedmedia.com
Mary Kay Ulness and Van Allen • 651-227-4667 • ulness401@comcast.net

We are the publisher direct representatives for the Rosen Group: PowerKids Press, Rosen, Cavendish Square, Enslow and Greenhaven; and the Minnesota representatives for Lerner Books in Minneapolis and J. Appleseed based in Mankato, the umbrella company for Creative, Amicus, Bullfrog and Black Rabbit. Ask us about the show special discounts.

University of Minnesota Press - Booth 11
111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290, Minneapolis, MN 55401 • www.upress.umn.edu
Jessica Troyan, Shelby Schirmer and Matt Smiley • 612-301-0124 • ump@umn.edu

Books published by the University of Minnesota Press.

University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Library & Information Studies - Booth 6
600 N. Park Street, Madison, WI 53706 • http://slis.wisc.edu
Meredith Lowe • 608-890-0364 • mclowe@wisc.edu

SLIS, the iSchool at UW Madison, offers distance and campus-based Master's degree options, and excellent options for continuing education events and classes for all librarians and information professionals.

Usborne Books & More - Booth 36
659 West Wheelock Pkwy., St Paul, MN 55117 • UsborneLiz.com
Liz Hawkinson • 651-263-3939 • liz@hawkinson.net

Usborne & Kane Miller Books for children of all ages. New titles in the Shine a Light Flashlight books, and new series fiction will be featured as well as fantastic board books and educational books from Usborne Publishing.

WT Cox Information Services - Booth 33
201 Village Road, Shallotte, NC 28470 • www.wtcox.com
David Bogard • 800-571-9554 • david@wtcox.com

WT Cox Information Services proudly offers the best service standards in the industry. Our customers enjoy personalized electronic and print serials along with a host of integrated services. Added offerings include eStats, providing your library the ability to collect, manage and analyze e-resource statistics; Journal Finder - our exclusive A-Z, Link Resolver and ERM solution, and more. At WT Cox, we are committed to providing cost-effective services tailored to academic, special, government and public libraries. 

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