PLD Day is an annual event for those who work in or are invested in public libraries. This annual event is hosted by the Minnesota Library Association’s Public Libraries Division and is sponsored in part by CRPLSA and Minitex.
When: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, 9:00am-3:30pm
Water Street Inn
101 Water St South
Stillwater, MN 55082
Free parking is available at the venue
What to expect:
PLD Day will feature three information sessions from four amazing speakers, one from within the library world, and three offering an outside perspective.
- Valerie Horton, Director of Minitex – will share her thoughts on Skating on the Bleeding Edge: Risk and Experimentation in Libraries. Let’s get out of our comfort zone and think about how we can be more responsive to changing situations and communities.
- Minerva Munoz, director of TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota, and Kirsten Collins, Associate Academic Adviser of TRiO, will be presenting a workshop titled Class and Classism. This topic has high relevancy for people who work in libraries of all types and sizes.
- Gwen Westberg, lead visual merchandiser for Patina stores will reveal how Patina views their merchandising and display efforts, get ideas for applying these techniques to libraries, and envision the results of effective merchandising on your collections and resources.
In addition, there will be networking time, lightning talks from around the state, and fun themed activities.
$40 MLA member
Lunch is included with registration and will include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.