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Thank You to the 2015 MLA Annual Conference Exhibitors!

(as of August 10, 2015)

Adventure Partners LLC

8014 Highway 55, #130, Minneapolis, MN 55427
Mark Peterson

A free resource of library program providers (printed guide, website, email ALERTS, annual Field Trip EXPO.


2501 Seaport Drive, SH 410, Chester, PA 19013
Paul Getzen

AWE is the leading provider of all-in-one digital learning solutions to public libraries. Our products feature top-rated educational programs and are ready to go right out of the box. No Internet connection is required.

Bentz Thompson Rietow Architects

801 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Ann Voda, Randy Moe, Dillon Larsen, Jessica Kraft • 612-332-1234

Bentz/Thompson/Rietow Architects provides analysis, planning and design assistance to libraries across Minnesota.

Together, we develop great ideas for buildings, spaces, and furnishings to support your service to your customers, institution, and community.  We'd like to help!



271 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Diane Weltzer  866-272-4638 •

Brainfuse is America’s leading provider of live online tutoring and job search support for your patrons. With HelpNow and JobNow patrons of all ages receive comprehensive one-to-one tutoring, enhanced test prep, job coaching, interview skills building, access to both writing and resume labs, and MS Office help all from any computer with an internet connection.  Learn how Public Libraries throughout Minnesota enhance their patron support with HelpNow and JobNow.

Britannica Digital Learning

331 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Mabel Mannion
800-623-3900, Ext. 7205

Visit Britannica Digital Learning (BDL) to hear the latest buzz surrounding award-winning Britannica School; ImageQuest, named ISTE Best of Show; and Pathways: Science, Teachers™ Choice Award winner. Backed by scholarly experts, editors, and curriculum specialists, BDL is innovating for all ages in classrooms, in libraries, and on the go.

Brodart Co.

500 Arch Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
Brette Dorris

Brodart focuses strictly on libraries and their needs to provide customizable services from selection to shelf.  Fueled by the expertise of librarians and designed to streamline your overall workflow, our services range from Collection Development assistance to Cataloging and Processing services.

CoLibri Systems North America, Inc

925 Vista Park Drive, Pittsburgh,, PA 15205
Tom Rankin

A unique book covering system.  Protects hard and soft covered books.  Completely automatic-done in 20 seconds!

Comprise Technologies

1041 Route 36 West, Building B, PO Box 425, Navesink, NJ 07752 •
Richard Hill  732-291-3600

Comprise leads the way with PC Access, print & copy, as well as fine payments in ONE unified product line that is compatible with every leading ILS. This PCI-Compliant solution encompasses point of sale, online payments, self-service kiosks and credit card terminals with a full portfolio of consolidated reports.

DakTech Computers

3502 36th Street SW, Fargo, ND 58104
Barry Hegg  888-761-8534

DakTech has been providing Intel based computer hardware for 25 years. The 7-Year coverage on our workstations & servers is our standard.  The DakTech Mobile line has a 3-YEAR warranty that includes drop damage coverage.  Free shipping on all warranty claims and talk with a live person!  Free imaging to help with your installation. We are proud to carry MakerBot 3D printing solutions! Thank you for the opportunity to earn your business.

EBSCO Information Services

110 Olmsted Street, Suite 100 , Birmingham, AL 35242
Paula Brewster and Jaye Hess

EBSCO provides e-journal, e-book and e-journal package and print subscriptions, e-resource management tools, full-text and secondary databases, and related services for all types of libraries, research organizations and corporations.

Embury, Ltd.

809 Burton Boulevard, Unit E, De Forest, WI 53532
Steph Matusiewicz  855-846-0999
Embury Ltd specialized in the design, sales and service of library furniture and accessories.

FaxScan24 Fax & Scan Kiosks

18 Deacon Abbott Lane South, Redding, CT 06896
John Davey

FaxScan24 is an affordable and easy-to-use self-service fax & scan kiosk. Patrons can easily send faxes and email scanned documents using credit, debit or prepaid fax cards as payment.  No library cost.  No staffing required.


31999 Aurora Road, Solon, OH 44139
Peter Wuerl

Playaway products, simple to access great audiobook & video content anytime, anywhere. Press play & enjoy everything from classic & best-selling titles, to educational content without a smartphone or MP3 player. Playaway products are currently circulated in over 30 thousand schools, libraries, & military installations across the country & abroad.

G.L. Berg Entertainment, Performing Artists & Speakers

325 33rd Avenue North. Suite 106, St. Cloud, MN 56303
Ryan Meints

G.L. Berg provides entertainers, performing artists, & speakers for all types of events throughout the United States.


We focus on bringing you professional talent that will truly work for your unique event, your audience, your space, and your budget.  In addition to performances, many of our artists offer unique outreach opportunities for arts learning experiences for any age group.  Learn more about how G.L. Berg can assist in your programming series (Summer Reading Programs, Legacy-sponsored events, and others) by visiting us in the exhibit hall.

Hiller Commercial Floors

2909 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
Dave Bahr • 888-724-1766

We furnish and install commercial flooring products throughout Minnesota.  We specialize in Libraries and have completed nearly 100 over the last 10 years.  We move the book stacks and handle all the installation with no down time for the Library.

Historical Experiences, Inc.

20150 589th Avenue, Mankato, MN 56001
Meg Kind, Clara Smith, Bill Smith and Glen Cotton

Historical Experiences provides you and your patrons with educational, entertaining programs that have a historical theme.  Our multimedia, interactive, presentations make history come alive and will have your patrons so excited that they'll be checking-out books to read more. Costumed presenter is a historian and licensed teacher of 38 years.


5850 Shellmound Way, Emeryville, CA 94608
Stacy Betts

Innovative is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the broadest and most complete portfolios of library automation products on the market today. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in 66 countries and has offices around the world.

Kodet Architectural Group, Ltd.

15 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Teri Nagel and Kelly Martinez

Kodet Architectural Group is a full-service architectural firm specializing in libraries, educational, religious, and public works facilities.

Kubitz Educational Services

PO Box 279, Hamel, MN 55340
Matthew Kopyar and Gabe Flynn

Independent Publishers Representatives for several companies. Focusing on K-8 non-fiction both in print and digital format.

Library Strategies

325 Cedar Street, Suite 555, Saint Paul, MN 55101 Karen Rose, Stu Wilson  515-401-8535,

Library Strategies is a unique and innovative consulting group within The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. We ensure that libraries are vital centers of their communities and pride ourselves on continually developing new models and tools to deliver results that are realistic, actionable, and cost-effective.

Llewellyn Worldwide

2143 Woodbury Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125
Katie Kane

Health/Wellness; Paranormal; Parapsychology/Psychic Development; Self Help; Tarot/Divination; Magick/Witchcraft/Wicca: FLUX(YA); Midnight Ink (Mystery).


Mid-America Business Systems

3500 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phil Schneider, Kevin Heath, Al Slayton  612-378-3800

Mid-America Business Systems provides and support many library products including: microfilm scanner-printers, book scanners, document scanners, microfilm cabinets, static and movable shelving.  We are featuring the Scannx Book ScanCenter and the ScanPro 3000 Digital Microfilm system. Mid-America also provides book and newspaper conversion services and Enterprise Content Management systems including EMC and Laserfiche.

Minnesota Historical Society Press

345 Kellogg Boulevard W., St. Paul, MN 55102
Alison Aten, Mary Poggione  651-259-3202

Book publisher.


222 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Beth Staats, Matt Lee, Jennifer Hootman, Carla Pfahl, Jolie Graybill, Molly Huber, Sara Ring, Carol Nelson and more!

An Information and Resource Sharing Program of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota Libraries.


One OverDrive Way, Cleveland, OH 44125
Mike Evans

Create your Virtual Branch! OverDrive enables you to offer bestselling eBooks, audiobooks, music and video from your library’s website.  More than 33,000 libraries and schools worldwide rely on OverDrive and our catalog of 2.6 million digital titles available from 5,000 publishers. Featuring support for iPad, Chromebook, Android and Kindle.

PALS, A Program of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Minnesota State University, Mankato, 3022 Memorial Library, Mankato, MN 56001
Stephen Elfstrand  507-389-2000

Library automation support and training. Digital Asset Management with Islandora.

Recorded Books

270 Skipjack Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Paul Gillespie and Craig Mears

Recorded Books is the leading provider of digital products and services for the library market. Through OneClickdigital, Recorded Books provides the largest collection of exclusive, multi-access downloadable audiobooks as well as eAudio and eBook content from multiple publishers. RBdigital includes online educational and entertainment services, including digital magazines, language-learning programs, software training, movies, reference databases and more.



3300 North Ashton Boulevard, Suite 500, Lehi, UT 84043
Adam Johnson and Jim Schwieters

Through library management technology including search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix products and services bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their communities. SirsiDynix technology is constructed to be open, scalable, and robust, offering a complete out-of-the-box solution and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services.

St. Catherine University

2004 Randolph Avenue, #4027, St. Paul, MN 55105
Kristina Sande

The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) at St. Catherine University, the only degree program in Minnesota accredited by the American Library Association, prepares library and information specialists to lead and influence in our rapidly changing information society. For more information, visit

Tech Logic Corporation

1818 Buerkle Road, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Jessica Evans  651-389-4992
Tech Logic is a family business focused exclusively on serving libraries through software, technology and automation systems.


As the leader and pioneer in library automated material handling, we provide the most innovative, reliable and cost effective library solutions.

Our truly American designed, patented and manufactured products deliver safe, streamlined, people centric business value enhancing user experience.

The Big Picture

5000 Edgewater Drive, Savage, MN 55378
Greg Preslicka, Heidi Preslicka  612-875-6630

Minnesota Wall Mural Artist, Greg Preslicka, transforms rooms into fun and exciting environments. The transformations are amazing and the paintings are well designed and well integrated into the rooms. Greg's large/medium scale murals are in many Minnesota libraries, YMCAs, in other places of business, city buildings and schools. He has done everything from beautiful scenery images to fun kids stuff to a coffee shop mural.

Create a unique setting in your library. We will meet with you to discuss your ideas and wishes for your space. Greg provides color layouts and gives you options and works with you through changes. He will work with you to create a look you are happy with, before painting begins. Greg brings his 20 years of design and illustration experience to transform your room. Greg has also done demonstrations and facilitated discussions about his career as an artist and graphic designer. These can be worked into your project as well. We are listed on the Library Legacy Artist, Performer and Partner Directory. Visit our exhibitor booth to discuss your space and mural.

Today's Business Solutions, Inc.


7820 South Quincy Street , Willowbrook, IL 60527

Lou Flavio, Jim Farrell, Nate Handlon, Vivienne Porter, Rob Comella and Paul Eru 630-537-1370

TBS offers high-tech library solutions that enhance the patron experience including computer reservation, mobile printing, print management, scanning solutions and secure account based payment methods including Patron Web Portal for all Printing, Computer Management, Fees/Fines Payment with Secure PCI Compliant Credit/Debit Card solutions.

Ulness Book Services

PO Box 120083, St. Paul, MN 55113
Mary K Ulness

Non-fiction books and ebooks.

University of Minnesota Press

111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Jessica Troyan, Shelby Schirmer

The University of Minnesota Press is recognized internationally for its innovative, boundary-breaking editorial program in the humanities and social sciences. Minnesota also maintains as part of its mission a strong commitment to publishing books on the people, history, and natural environment of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Library & Information Studies

600 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706
Omar Poler

SLIS, the iSchool at UW-Madison, offers on-campus and fully online options for a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies, as well as numerous continuing education opportunities.

World Book, Inc

233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60601
Tricia Oberg

World Book delivers the most accessible and engaging educational products and services whenever, wherever, and however users want them. We help learners acquire, use, share, and enjoy knowledge as a foundation for achievement in school and in life.

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

50 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611
Beth Yoke
(312) 280.4390

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. Through its member-driven advocacy, research, and professional development initiatives, YALSA builds the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.