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
Transforming Summer Reading: Using Outcomes to Create More Impactful Summer Reading Programs

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Youth librarians know their Summer Reading and Summer Learning Programs make a difference in the lives of the children they serve. But how can libraries more effectively translate the impact of this work to their communities? Join Youth Services Manager Renee Grassi and Youth Programming and Outreach Librarian Julia Carlis to learn how Dakota County Library's Youth Team implemented outcome measurement and reimagined their Summer Reading Program. Explore strategies for program assessment and evaluation, and learn how librarians can use these strategies to transform their library's summer programs and advocate for their value to the community.


Julia Carlis

Youth Programming and Outreach Librarian, Dakota County Library
Julia Carlis, Youth Programming and Outreach Librarian at Dakota County (MN) Library: As Youth Programming and Outreach Librarian at Dakota County Library, Julia Carlis ensures branch librarians are able to deliver excellent programs from storytime to art classes, computer programming... Read More →

Renee Grassi

Youth Services Manager, Dakota County Library
Renee Grassi, Youth Services Manager at Dakota County (MN) Library: Renee Grassi is a nationally recognized library leader and was named a 2012 Library Journal Mover & Shaker for her work with patrons with disabilities. Renee was a member of the ALSC Committee for Special Populations... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 9:10am - 10:00am CDT
Meeting Room 111