MLA Conference by Ria Newhouse / Spicer, New London, Lake Lillian, Raymond, Atwater Public Libraries

//MLA Conference by Ria Newhouse / Spicer, New London, Lake Lillian, Raymond, Atwater Public Libraries

MLA Conference by Ria Newhouse / Spicer, New London, Lake Lillian, Raymond, Atwater Public Libraries

Another great MLA Conference! I attended two stand-out sessions, both of which surprised me (I didn’t know how interested I would actually be in the subjects presented, but I guess I really AM interested in NASA and motherhood!
Family Science with NASA was presented Friday morning by librarians from Anoka County. What a fantastic program that sounds like a TON of fun (and a TON of work!) They essentially helped pilot this program. I really liked the idea because it is definitely a family program — they actually required that families attend together — kids cannot come on their own. We tried one activity from the program, which used our creative minds to classify objects in new ways. I would love to see how this program plays out and maybe work with several of my libraries to try an event.
The other program I really loved was Librarianship and Parenthood: A Balancing Act. I attended this program because I’m a new mom and was interested to hear how other folks handle parenthood and work. They presented via a panel and all had really interesting stories and things to say. In addition, the audience was full of folks eager to talk — this is clearly a non-discussed topic! This program could have gone on for hours! I’d love to sit down with these folks again and listen to more stories and then spend some time strategizing and problem-solving. I hope

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