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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Friday, October 6 • 9:15am - 10:05am
MNLINK: May the Source Be With You

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Many Minnesotans enjoy the magic of interlibrary loans -- they request a book from afar, and voila! it appears at their local library. But how does it get there? What are best practices for requesting items? What does it look like behind the scenes? How many people touch the item being sent and returned. Our Star Wars themed session will compel you to ask R2D2 to send an ILL request to be delivered to your home star. You will follow Yoda through the process of selecting an item to check out from MNLINK, and then watch the item on its journey to the swamps of Dagobah. This will be an innovative, light-hearted, but informational session that will make ILLs interesting!


Cindy Baker

Head of MNLINK department and Cataloging Assistant, SELCO
Cindy Baker is the ILL & Cataloging Assistant at SELCO. She has been with SELCO for 17 years starting out as Bookmobile driver/circulation desk and delivery sorter, moving to MNLINK and managing day to day tasks for delivery when the Bookmobile was discontinued in July 1, 2006. She... Read More →

Pam O'Hara

Information Services Librarian, SELCO
Pam, an experienced presenter, is the Information Services Librarian, who does teaching and training in the SELCO region. Pam has worked in a variety of libraries, including an astronomy library, a music library, a college library, a public library, and now a regional library system... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 9:15am - 10:05am CDT
Meeting Room 113