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
"Just the Facts, Ma'am": Informational Books for Kids and Tweens

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Are you looking to improve literacy initiatives, reader's advisory services, and collection development efforts for kids and families? Include informational books! Promoting these great materials can entice reluctant readers, satisfy the quest for knowledge of kids who see themselves as "doers," not readers, and broaden the range of reading choices of insatiable fiction readers. Two members of the 2017 Sibert Award Committee will discuss evaluation criteria, weeding guidelines, and sources to identify nonfiction that will knock the socks off young readers.


Marge Loch-Wouters

Youth Services Consultant, Southwest (WI) Library System
Marge Loch-Wouters is recently retired after a 40 year career as a children's librarian and manager. She continues to work as a youth consultant and educator and has presented numerous classes, workshops and webinars on innovative youth services and challenging issues in youth services... Read More →

Gail Nordstrom

Public Library Consultant, Viking Library System
Gail is the Public Library Consultant for Viking Library System, based in Fergus Falls. She is enthusiastic about informational books for children and teens, and recently served with her co-presenter Marge Loch-Wouters on the 2017 Robert Sibert Award Committee to select the most distinguished... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm CDT
Meeting Room 112