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!

Emilie Hanson

Science House Educator Resource Center at the Science Museum of Minnesota
Emilie Hanson is an avid supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. She is the librarian of Science House at the Science Museum of Minnesota, a resource center for educators which increases awareness, access, and equity for MN students. Emilie is proud to be the 2017 Chair of MLA's Diversity and Outreach Roundtable (DORT) and a member of the 2017 MLA Institute for Leadership Excellence (MILE) cohort. She has degrees from Macalester College and St. Catherine University, and is a published poet and former poetry editor. A children's librarian (and a child) at heart, Emilie loves picture books, storytime, graphic novels, gardening, her adorable cat Henry, camping, cycling, and crafting recycled comic and glass jewelry art under the name GeekChictique. She is also a big fan of board games. If you're reading this bio and like board games, you and Emilie should be friends.