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
Locking In Literacy: Using Breakout Boxes for Library Programming

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This interactive session will put participant's critical thinking skills to the test. Breakout boxes are a great way to engage learners as they work together to solve puzzles in order to open the box. Participants will leave with the keys to creating their own box, designing their own challenges, and ideas for implementation in a library setting.


Meg Curtiss

Children's Librarian, Plainview Public Library
Meg Curtiss has served at the Plainview Public Library as Children's Librarian since 2012. She received her MISLT from the University of Missouri, Columbia and a MA in History from Auburn University in Auburn, AL. Previously, she worked at libraries in Athens, AL, and Hastings, NE... Read More →
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Angie Gustafson

Children's Librarian/Assistant Director, Zumbrota Public Library
Angie Gustafson has served as the Children's Librarian and Assistant Director at Zumbrota Public Library in Zumbrota, MN for the last 5 years. She received her MLIS from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN in 2012. Other libraries she has worked at include the Rochester Public... Read More →

Alice Henderson

Director, Plainview Public Library
Alice Henderson has worn several hats at the Plainview Public Library in Plainview, MN. She has served as a Library Assistant and a Children's Librarian, and in 2013 became Director. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 9:10am - 10:00am CDT
Meeting Room 104