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!
Friday, October 6 • 9:15am - 10:05am
RA Crutches

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Do library patrons come to you with readers' advisory questions and you don't know where to go for the answers? Members of the Readers' Advisory Roundtable have been there too and have a variety of resources and insider tips to offer as crutches for you to use the next time that happens.


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.

Suzanne Yoch

Children's Librarian, Washington County Library
Suzanne Yoch is a librarian for Washington County at the Hardwood Creek Library in Forest Lake. She has been doing storytime weekly for over twenty years. She is also a Research Librarian for the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota. She lives with her... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 9:15am - 10:05am CDT
Meeting Room 105