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!

Renee Grassi

Dakota County Library
Youth Services Manager
Renee Grassi, Youth Services Manager at Dakota County (MN) Library: Renee Grassi is a nationally recognized library leader and was named a 2012 Library Journal Mover & Shaker for her work with patrons with disabilities. Renee was a member of the ALSC Committee for Special Populations and their Caregivers, the ALSC Great Websites Committee, and was one of the founding Board Members of Illinois's Targeting Autism Initiative. More recently, she was a Fellow of the 2016 ALA Leadership Institute and the 2017 PLA Leadership Academy. As Youth Services Manager at Dakota County Library, she leads and oversees the strategic vision of youth services across the nine-branch system.