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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Amanda Feist

Saint Paul Public Library
Librarian for the Nicholson Workforce and Innovation Center
Saint Paul, MN
I manage the Nicholson Workforce and Innovation Center at downtown Saint Paul's George Latimer Central Library, which means I am responsible for this library's services to jobseekers, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals in an urban area. I also manage our Innovation Lab, a makerspace exclusively for adults with a focus on the aforementioned populations. So talk to me about workforce development, small business support, or anything maker!