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

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 throughout the state. In addition, she had dedicated her time to helping new immigrants transition into life in America. Her work has inspired others to pursue their dreams and a good education. Her debut book, Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories, won a Creative Child Magazine 2015 Book of the Year Award and Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2015 Gold Medal. Phuoc is one of the contributors of Sky Blue Water: Great Stories for Young Readers, edited by Jay D. Peterson and Collette A. Morgan and published by University of Minnesota Press, which will be released in September 2016.