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 • 10:30am - 11:20am
TransFabulous: Celebrating the Gender Spectrum Through Community and Art

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TransFabulous is a program at Hennepin County Library led by local transgender and gender non-conforming artists, celebrating all gender identities and expressions through art. TransFabulous art workshops give participants the opportunity to explore different art techniques and media in a welcoming and inclusive environment. The program culminates in an art exhibition, giving voice to local artists across the gender spectrum and building community. In this session, we will share tips, tools and resources on community engagement, partnerships, and best practices to create a culture where the library supports all people in the exploration and expression of their identities.


Erin Dahl

Youth Services Librarian, Hennepin County Library
Erin Dahl is a Youth Services Librarian with Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis Central. She has been the co-chair of HCL's LGBTQIA Pride workgroup, and is the co-project manager for TransFabulous. She is passionate about working with traditionally- underserved communities and strives... Read More →

Amy McNally

Library Services Manager, Hennepin County Library
Amy McNally is a Library Services Manager with Hennepin County Library. She provides leadership for the Hennepin County Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Employee Resource Group, and serves on the board of Transforming Families Minnesota, a volunteer-led non-profit organization... Read More →

Ben Weiss

Associate Librarian, Minneapolis Central Library, Hennepin County Library
Ben Weiss is an Associate Librarian with Hennepin County Library, working at Minneapolis Central in community engagement and public programming. He is the co-chair of HCL's LGBTQIA Pride workgroup and active in the Pop-up Libraries and Community Events team. He's been involved with... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am CDT
Meeting Room 105