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 • 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Diversity in Tights: Creating graphic novel collections that more closely mirror an evolving America

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Marvel and to a lesser extent DC have made an effort to have their characters more closely mirror the diversity of our country. This program will highlight some of the incredible titles coming out featuring women, characters of color, and LGTBQ characters. This presentation will also highlight the work non-white and non-male writers and artists in the field.


Nate Deprey

Director, Lake Elmo Public Library
Since 2014, Nate Deprey has been the Director, and soon to be branch manager, of the Lake Elmo Library. He has also served as the Director of the Osceola and Beloit Public Libraries. Nate reads a lot of comics and graphic novels and would be delighted to be your Goodreads friend... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm CDT
Meeting Room 104