Welcome to the 2017 MLA Annual Conference! This year’s theme is Radical Librarianship - the power of libraries to provide access to the truth, strengthen our community voices, create opportunity for exploration and innovation, and assist our patrons to build a better future. Libraries have always been radical, but what does Radical Librarianship mean for us today? Join us at the 2017 MLA Annual Conference to help shape that conversation!
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Thursday, October 5 • 9:10am - 10:00am
Engaging with the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests as a Librarian/Archivist

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Sitting Bull College Library serves as both a tribal college and community library for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Standing Rock Reservation region which is slightly smaller than Connecticut. The recent Dakota Access Pipeline protests presented opportunities and challenges in serving the unique community of thousands that came to Standing Rock. The library sought to serve visitors, engage with camp organizations, and preserve a record of an important moment in history. Library Director Mark Holman will share experiences from the unique vantage point of the library and engage the audience in a dialogue about the role of the library and librarian during times of upheaval or significant change. 


Mark Holman

Library Director, Sitting Bull College Library
Mark Holman has been Library Director at Sitting Bull College since 2001.

Thursday October 5, 2017 9:10am - 10:00am CDT
Meeting Room 102