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
Un-prom: Alternative Prom Programs for Large and Small Libraries

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Librarians Laura Mielenhausen (Hennepin County Library) and Angie Gustafson (Zumbrota Public Library) share their experiences from hosting Queer Proms and Nerd Proms at their libraries. Participants will learn how to create engaging and inclusive teen programming options for any size library or budget.

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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 →

Laura Mielenhausen

Youth Services Librarian, Hennepin County Library
Laura Mielenhausen is a Teen Services Librarian at Hennepin County Library's downtown Minneapolis location. A graduate of the University of Washington, Laura has worked with youth for 18 years, seven of those years as a librarian. Her best days at work contain lots of reader's advisory... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 3:35pm - 4:25pm CDT
Meeting Room 110