MLA 2019 Schedule at a Glance

MLA 2019 Annual Conference
October 16-18, 2019
Suburban Collection Showplace
Diamond Banquet Center
Novi, Michigan

 Wednesday, October 16, 2019

7:00 – 10:30am Coffee and Pastries Exhibit Hall Lobby
7:00am – 5:30pm Registration Open Platinum Lobby
8:00am – 5:30pm Bookbound Bookstore Open Coral
9:00 – 9:15am Welcome and #StrongerTogether Attendee Group Photo

9:15 – 10:15am Opening Keynote With Dr. Steve Robbins Crystal/Onyx
10:15 – 10:20am 2019 Literary Awards Announced  
10:30 – 11:30 Education Sessions  
  Movies out of the Mainstream Amethyst
  Developing Reading Booster Packs: A Multi-leveled, Multi-practice Approach Supporting Struggling Readers by Grade 3 Bronze
  Do you Know the ADA? Copper/Granite
  Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency and Libraries: Making the Connection Emerald
  Spotlight Session With Dr. Robbins - Breaking Bad Bias
  Rethinking Library Organizational Systems to Foster Community Well-being Pearl
  Financing Library Construction and Improvement Projects Silver
11:00am – 1:00pm Cash and Carry Lunch Fireside Lounge
11:30am – 3:15pm
5:30 – 6:30pm
Exhibits Open
Closed 3:15 – 5:30pm
Exhibit Hall
11:30am – 12:00pm Visit With Vendors Exhibit Hall
12:00 – 1:00pm State Librarian’s Luncheon Crystal/Onyx
1:00 – 1:30pm Visit With Vendors Exhibit Hall
1:30 – 2:30pm Education Sessions  
  It's a Coder's World: Bringing Coding Education to the Public Library Amethyst
  A Plethora of Programs: 30 Programs for Children Bronze
  Finding Funding for Libraries Copper/Granite
  Self-publishing and Libraries Emerald
  The Other Kind of Smart: How to be Effective Using Emotional Intelligence at Work Gold
  A to Zelda: Everything you Wanted to Know About Video Games in the Library Pearl
  Self-directed Training Options for Front Line Staff Silver
2:30 – 3:15pm Pretzel Time Break
Sponsored by Emery Pratt
Exhibit Hall Lobby
3:15 – 4:15pm Education Sessions  
  Building Early Literacy With Text Messaging! Amethyst
  Mental Health in Libraries: Staff Focus Bronze
  Public Library Financial Management: What's new and What are the Basics Again? Copper/Granite
  Foundations of Legal Information and Research: Law for Librarians Emerald
  Developing Cultural Intelligence: Where do we go From Here? Gold
  Tabletop Role-playing Games in the Library: How to Start Your Collection and Create an RPG Club and how to Hold a Successful RPG Session Pearl
  Peer Navigators @ KPL Silver
4:30 – 5:30pm Education Sessions  
  Open Wide: Migrating to Koha Amethyst
  Programs, Grants, and Capacity-Building: Michigan Humanities Opportunities for Your Library Bronze
  Them and Us: Understanding the Roles of Municipal Officials in Public Libraries Copper/Granite
  Early Chapter Book Bonanza Emerald
  The Lo-down on Collecting Locally Gold
  Tabletop Role-playing Games: Open Game Play Pearl
  It's not Just 3D Printing: Cultivating a Maker Culture at Your Library Silver
5:30 – 6:30pm Opening Night Reception Exhibit Hall

Thursday, October 17, 2019

7:00 – 7:45am Yoga and Mindfulness Wake-up Ivory
7:30am – 5:15pm Registration Open Platinum Lobby
7:30 – 10:00am Coffee and Pastries
Sponsored by Library Design Associates, Inc.
Exhibit Hall and Lobby
8:00am – 4:30pm Bookbound Bookstore Open Coral
9:00 – 10:00am Morning Keynote With Lance Werner Crystal/Onyx
10:00am – 12:00pm
1:15 – 3:15pm
Exhibits Open
Closed 12:00 – 1:15pm
Exhibit Hall
10:00 – 10:45am Visit With Vendors Exhibit Hall
10:00am – 12:00pm Coffee Service Exhibit Hall
10:45 – 11:45am Education Sessions  
  Me, Difficult? Nah, They're Difficult!! Amethyst
  Our Year of Learning on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Kent District Library Bronze
  Cents and Census-ability: A Guide to the 2020 Census and Michigan Libraries Copper/Granite
  Understanding Organizational Theory: Increasing Dimension and Reorganizing Your Leadership Emerald
  Budgeting for Libraries Gold
  What to do With an International Collection Pearl
  When Outreach Brings Them in: Teens Takeover the Library Silver
12:00 – 1:15pm Thursday Award Luncheon and Style in the Stacks Fashion Show Crystal/Onyx
1:15 – 2:30pm Visit With Vendors Exhibit Hall
2:30 – 4:00pm Deep Dive Education Sessions  
  Critical Conversations: Supporting Diversity and Inclusion Through Discussion-based Programming Copper/Granite
  De-escalation Training Silver
  Executive Exchange Gold
3:00 – 4:00pm Education Sessions  
  Making Your way in the World Today: Tips & Tricks to Make Them Remember Your Name Amethyst
  Supporting Your K-12 Students (and Teachers) With eResources From MeL Bronze
  Cultivating a Crafting Community Emerald
  Open Your Doors Pearl
4:15 – 4:45pm Advocacy Update Crystal/Onyx
4:45 – 5:30pm Annual Meeting Crystal/Onyx
5:45 – 6:45pm Your Professional Connection and Poster Reception Platinum Lobby
7:00 – 9:00pm Trivia Party Fireside Lounge and Lobby

Friday, October 18, 2019

7:00 – 7:45am Yoga and Mindfulness Wake-up Ivory
8:00am – 12:30pm Registration Open Platinum Lobby
8:00 – 11:30am Coffee and Pastries
Sponsored by Mango Languages
Platinum Lobby
8:30 – 11:30am Bookbound Bookstore Open Coral
9:00 – 10:00am Education Sessions
Sponsored by Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)
  Decolonize Your Library Amethyst
  Unlock the Power of Volunteering at Your Library! Bronze
  Keep Your Hands off my Millage Dollars! Copper/Granite
  LibGuides Without Borders: Using LibGuides as a Tool to Optimize Shared Governance Communication Emerald
  What do Grant Funders Want? Gold
  PBS Books: Library Engagement Program and a Diversity of Programming Pearl
  Beyond Legos: Ideas for Older Visual-Spatial Readers Silver
10:15 – 11:15am Education Sessions  
  The Role of the Public Library Social Worker: An Exploratory and Ethnographic Study Amethyst
  MeL eResources, Connecting Your Community to High-quality, Reliable Information Bronze
  Spotlight Session - Code Switching: In Other Words Copper/Granite
  Upgrading Our Privacy Advocacy in the age of Big Data Emerald 
  Podcasting for Libraries Gold
  Making Without the Space: Circulating STEM Kits Silver
11:30 – 11:35am Prize Drawing Crystal/Onyx
11:35am – 12:30pm Closing Keynote With Dr. Derrick Gay Crystal/Onyx
12:30 – 12:40pm Artist-in-Residence Spoken Word With Suban Nur Cooley Crystal/Onyx
12:45 – 1:45pm Michigan Author Award Luncheon Opal
1:45 – 2:15pm Michigan Author Book Signing Opal