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2013 Annual Conference
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10/10/2013 to 10/11/2013
When: October 10-11, 2013
7:00 AM
Where: St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center
10 4th Ave S
St. Cloud, MN  56301

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We ROCKED St. Cloud!

This Is Spinal Tap | They Go to 11We turned this one up to 11!

This premier educational event equips library staff with new ideas and tools to stay up-to-date, innovate, and succeed in their careers, and attracts more than 400 library professionals, Friends of the Library, and library trustees from across Minnesota.

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  • All Facts Considered: A Conversation with an NPR Librarian
    Kee Malesky, librarian, National Public Radio
    Sasha Aslanian, senior reporter, Minnesota Public Radio
  • Surviving the Public: Customer Service the Unshelved Way
    Overdue Media’s Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum
  • Off-Label Uses for Books
    Erin McKean, founder, Wordnik

Special guests

  • Diantha Schull
    author of 50+ Library Services: Innovation in Action
  • Maura O’Malley
    president/CEO of Lifetime Arts, Inc.
  • Laura Purdie Salas
  • Mary Sharratt
  • Joyce Yukawa
    associate professor in the MLIS program of St. Catherine University
  • The Brain Fitness Project
  • The Geek Girls


  • Talkin’ ’Bout My Generation
    breakout sessions, hands-on activities, and displays focused on library services for older adults

Special attractions

  • Appy Hour breakfast showcase
  • Great to See You!
  • Let’s Get the Party Started!
  • Silent Auction


  • Battle of the Bands! Trivia Night
  • Dinner with Colleagues

…and more!

  • 60+ sessions
  • 40+ exhibits
  • great networking
  • member and subunit meetings
  • award presentations
  • book sales and signing
  • online handouts
  • tweet-ups

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