PLD Day is coming soon! Join us on Wednesday, May 4th (May the Fourth be with you!) for a day of inspiring lightning talks, illustrious speakers, and Star Wars-themed networking opportunities!
PLD Day is an annual event for those who work in or are invested in public libraries. This event is hosted by the Minnesota Library Association's Public Libraries Division and is sponsored in part by CRPLSA, the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators, and Minitex, an Information and Resource Sharing Program of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota Libraries.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We have three amazing speakers lined up throughout the day, one from within the library world, and two from outside.
We're excited to welcome Valerie Horton, director of Minitex, who will give a talk titled Skating on the Bleeding Edge: Risk and Experimentation in Libraries. How do you decide to take a risk? How do you find the resources to experiment? How do you manage when failure is possible? This program will look at research and real-life examples.
Highly recommended presenters 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.
The third session of the day will be hosted by Gwen Westberg, lead visual merchandiser for Patina stores. Learn 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, join us for networking time, lightning talks from around the state, and themed fun activities.
Lunch is included with registration and will include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.