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!

Amy Oelkers

Washington County Library, Oakdale Branch
Youth Services Librarian

Amy Oelkers is the Youth Services Librarian at the Oakdale Library in Washington County Libraries. She has undergraduate degrees in Theatre Arts and English and an MLIS from St. Catherine University. As a former Youth Programing Coordinator for the Twin Cities Book Festival and Events Manager for Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul, she is passionate about developing engaging programs for kids and teens. When not reading and hoarding books written for teenagers, Amy is attending author events and exploring her home state of Minnesota with her husband and two sons.