The East Central Regional Library (ECRL) conference session entitled “Creating a Wow! Legacy Project” perfectly met the MLA “Better Together” conference theme. ECRL staff and Library Legacy project sculptor, transported and installed the glass sculptures created through the “Kids Design Glass” project. Barbara Misselt and Vickie Sorn described the project process. Sculptor Anthony Michaud-Scorza talked about the creation of the art pieces – from children’s artwork to blown glass, assisted by Legacy staff Cortney Walbridge and Patty Thompson.
Note the glass sculptures on the display table in the background.
“Kids Design Glass” was made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.
Conference Registration is Open!
With over 60 sessions, the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) offers something for everyone. The two-day annual conference schedule will cross eight session times and offer nine professional tracks:
- Administration & Leadership
- Authors, Literature, and Programming
- Children & Young Adults
- Collection Management & Technical Services
- Digital Information & Technologies
- Library Trustees & Friends
- Professional Development
- Public Services
In addition, conference goers will enjoy a silent auction fundraiser for the Minnesota Library Association Foundation, countless networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall with vendors showcasing library products and services.
Early-bird discounted rates end August 31.
Whether you’re out and about exploring new places or working on your favorite hobby this summer, now is the time to start thinking about your donation to this year’s Silent Auction! This year’s Minnesota Library Association (MLA) conference will be in Mankato from October 8-9 and is expected to be attended by hundreds of librarians, trustees, exhibitors, and Friends of Libraries from all across Minnesota.
The Silent Auction is one of the Minnesota Library Foundation’s (MLF) major fundraisers. The Foundation’s mission is “to benefit the community by raising and distributing funds to enhance the services and increase public awareness of Minnesota libraries.” We are only able to do this with your support!
All donations should include a contribution form and can be shipped to:
MLF Silent Auction
1619 Dayton Avenue, Suite 314
St. Paul, MN 55104
Please clearly mark the package or envelope for “Silent Auction.” Note that if your donation includes an expiration date, our event does not take place until October.
Thank you for your past support of the Minnesota Library Foundation through your generous donation to the Silent Auction. With your help we can make our eighteenth annual auction – a valuable and fun part of the MLA conference – a success! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Judy Todd Lyndi Finifrock Fabbrini
The Minnesota Library Association seeks your program ideas for the 2104 annual conference. The conference will be at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato October 8-9. This year’s conference theme, selected by MLA President Michele McGraw, Better Together, will focus on creating partnerships and building communities.