Libraries Rock: MLA Fall Conference

Information in this post was provided by MLA conference committee.

Minnesota Library Association registration is still open for the
2013 Annual Conference: “Libraries ROCK!”

St. Cloud, MN – The 2013 Annual Conference will be held October 10-11 at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The conference equips library staff with new ideas and tools to stay up-to-date, innovate, and succeed in their careers. This year’s theme is “Libraries ROCK!”

This year’s headline and featured presenters include:

  • Kee Malesky, National Public Radio librarian, with Sasha Aslanian, senior reporter at MPR
  • Overdue Media’s Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum
  • Erin McKean, founder of Wordnik
  • The Geek Girls
  • Author Mary Sharratt
  • Author Laura Salas

New for 2013 is the Talkin’ ’Bout My Generation mini-conference focused on library services for older adults, featuring hands-on activities, displays, and breakout sessions with:

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  • Diantha Schull, author of 50+ Library Services: Innovation in Action
  • Brain Fitness – Keeping brains sharp; public libraries and the Alzheimer’s Association working together
  • Maura O’Malley, presenting Encore: Libraries, the Arts, and Older Adults
  • Joyce Yukawa, presenting Finding the Fires that Burn Within: A Community-Based Framework for Developing Older Adult Services

The 2013 Annual Conference offers more than 60 sessions across nine simultaneous tracks (Administration & Leadership; Authors, Literature, and Programming; Children & Young Adults; Collection Management & Technical Services; Digital Information & Technologies; Diversity; Professional Development; Public Services; Library Trustees & Friends), Appy Hour breakfast showcase, a silent auction fundraiser, countless networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall with more than 40 vendors showcasing library products and services. New features this year include a Battle of the Bands Trivia Night and a member directory photo booth.

Click here for additional information and registration.