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 • 3:35pm - 4:25pm
RART Bookblast: 40 in 50 Fiction

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Join the Reader's Advisory Roundtable as we bring you reviews of 40 fiction books in 50 minutes! Topics include Spooky Books, Father/Daughter Reads, Banned Books and "Based on..."


Kimberly Edson

Head of Readers Services, Rochester Public Library
Kimberly Edson is the Head of Readers Services at the Rochester Public Library (MN) and is responsible for the selection of adult fiction, large print, feature films, and recorded music collections. She is also manages the library's Bookmobile, Homebound and Deposit collection services... Read More →

Rachel Gray

Van Horn Public Library, Director
Rachel Gray is the director of the Van Horn Public Library in Pine Island. Her favorite part of the job is helping people find the next book to read, so being a part of RART is a no-brainer! She has been the chair of the subunit for the last 2 years and has presented many bookblasts... Read More →

Angie Noyes

Collection Development Librarian, Washington County Library
Angie Noyes has been on the RART steering committee for a very, very long time. Being on the committee she has realized she will always be an RA practitioner, honing her RA skills, and always learning more. She has worked in libraries since she was a teenager where as a shelver she... Read More →

Katie Polley

Teen Librarian, Dakota County Library, Wentworth
Katie Polley is the Teen Librarian at the Wentworth branch of the Dakota County Library system. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and her greyhound Genie. Someday she hopes to make a meaningful dent in her TBR pile.

Thursday October 5, 2017 3:35pm - 4:25pm CDT
Meeting Room 103