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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 – 11:00 Morning Coffee Ballroom Lobby
7:00 – 5:30 Registration Open Ballroom Lobby
8:00 – 5:30 Bookbound Bookstore Open Coral
9:00 – 10:15 Opening Keynote: Dr. Steve Robbins Crystal/Onyx
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
Gold
  Rethinking Library Organizational Systems to Foster Community Well-being  Pearl
  Financing Library Construction and Improvement Projects  Silver
11:00 – 1:00 Cash and Carry Lunch Fireside Lounge
11:30 – 6:30 Exhibits Open Exhibit Hall
11:30 – 12:00 Visit with Vendors Exhibit Hall
12:00 – 1:00 State Librarian’s Luncheon Crystal/Onyx
1:00 – 1:30 Visit with Vendors Exhibit Hall
1:30 – 2:30 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 – 3:15 Afternoon Break Exhibit Hall
3:15 – 4:15 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 – 5:30 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
  It's Not Just 3D Printing: Cultivating a Maker Culture at Your Library Silver
  Tabletop Role-Playing Games: Open Game Play Pearl
5:30 – 6:30 Opening Night Reception Exhibit Hall

Thursday, October 17, 2019

7:00 – 7:45 Yoga and Mindfulness Wake-up Ivory
7:30 – 5:15 Registration Open Ballroom Lobby
7:30 – 10:00 Morning Coffee Exhibit Hall
8:00 – 4:30 Bookbound Bookstore Open Coral
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Presentation by Lance Werner Crystal – Onyx
10:00 – 3:15 Exhibits Open Exhibit Hall
10:00 – 10:45 Visit with Vendors Exhibit Hall
10:00 – 12:00 Coffee Service in Exhibit Hall Exhibit Hall
10:45 – 11:45 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
  What to do With an International Collection Pearl
  When Outreach Brings Them In: Teens Takeover the Library Silver
12:00 – 1:15 Thursday Award Luncheon and Style in the Stacks Crystal/Onyx
1:15 – 2:30 Exhibit Hall Activities
Get to know MLA
Exhibitor Prize Drawings
Exhibit Hall
2:30 – 4:00 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 – 4:00 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 – 4:45 Advocacy Update Crystal/Onyx
4:45 – 5:30 Annual Meeting Crystal/Onyx
5:45 – 6:45 Your Professional Connection and Poster Reception Fireside Lobby
7:00 – 9:00 Trivia Party Fireside Lounge

Friday, October 18, 2019

7:00 – 7:45 Yoga and Mindfulness Wake-up Ivory
8:00 – 12:30 Registration Open Ballroom Lobby
8:00 – 11:30 Morning Coffee Ballroom Lobby
8:30 – 11:30 Bookbound Bookstore Open Coral
9:00 – 10:00 Education Sessions  
  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
  Beyond Legos: Ideas for Older Visual-Spatial Readers Silver
10:15 – 11:15 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 – 12:30 Closing Keynote with Dr. Derrick Gay Crystal – Onyx
12:30 Prize Drawing (Must be Present to Win) Crystal-Onyx
12:45 – 1:45 Michigan Author Award Luncheon Opal
1:45 – 2:15 Michigan Author Book Signing Opal